This summer our majors and recent grads are gaining valuable experience in a variety of local internships. History majors interested in doing an internship for course credit during the upcoming academic year can contact Dr. Sandy Slater.
Marian Williams (‘21) has held a variety of internships during her time at the College, including with US Sailing, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and Spoleto Festival USA. This summer she is working with the Development and Memberships Department at the Charleston Library Society. Marian shared that she is “very honoured and fortunate to be part of an organisation with such a rich history that is deeply intertwined with the City of Charleston.”
Anne Marie Underwood has also gained experience in a variety of internships including at General Mills and on a sustainable farm in Minnesota. She eventually wants to study agricultural law, and this summer she is interning with a Charleston law firm. She explained, “[m]ost of my job entails reading, writing, and piecing together scattered bits of information, all of which closely mirrors the work I’ve done in my history courses.” So far the internship has been a “phenomenal introduction to what life as a lawyer is like.”
Rising junior Reese Dickerhoff is spending the summer as an intern for Representative Nancy Mace of South Carolina’s First Congressional District. It has been a great way to draw from both his Political Science and History majors. Beyond the day-to-day work assisting with constituent services and events, Reese said he has “been to businesses that focus on historical restoration and renovation and helped the Representative get connected with historical Charleston clubs and organizations.” He encourages other students who are interested in political internships to reach out, because the work extends far beyond the basic job descriptions.