Western Kentucky University

Folk Studies Internship Stories

Internship Stories

Learn about the cool internships that our students have done!

 

Folk Studies graduate students at WKU take internships with professional folklorists. Internship activities do many things for the intellectual and professional development of our students and help to ensure that WKU grads continue their fantastic record of success in finding employment in the profession. Here are some of their internship stories.

Interns

The graduate students who completed an internship in 2011: Alison, Janice, Sarah, Katherine, Katie, Molly, and Rachel.  Check out their internship stories on the right!

Click on the names below to learn what our recent  students have been up to!

 

Devin Payne Serke, 2013

Farmington Historic Plantation

 

Bess McHone, 2013

Louisville Slugger Museum

 

Lilli Tichinin, 2013

Kentucky Folklife Program

 

Kaitlyn Markert, 2013

The Smithsonian Institute's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

 

Samantha Bruer, 2013

The Metropolitan Historical Commission of Nashville and Davidson County

 

Lacey Cornell, 2013

Community Farmers Market & Food for All Community Garden

 

Jack LeSieur, 2013

The Kentucky Museum

 

Barbara Ogbonna, 2012
the Frontier Culture Museum

 

Rebekah Lyons, 2012
An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland

 

Caitlin Coad, 2012
LA Commons

 

Ginger Brothers, 2012
Museum of the Shanandoah Valley

 

Hope Hawkins, 2012
Mammoth Cave National Park, Archives, 2012

 

Alison McDaniel, 2011
Locust Grove 

 

Molly Bolick, 2011
Pennsylvania Folklife Archives

 

Janice Crane, 2011
Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project 

 

Sarah McCartt-Jackson, 2011
Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project

 

Katherine Chappell, 2011
Manuscripts & Folklife Archives of the Kentucky Library & Museum 

 

Katie Wynn, 2011
Vermont Folklife Center

 

Rachel Hopkin, 2011
Elkmont Oral History Project (EOHP) & the Allen County Folklife and Oral History Project (ACFP)

 

Candice L. Hayes Atchley, 2010
Lost River Cave and Valley

 

Alexia Ault, 2010
The Kentucky LIbrary and Museum

 

Suzanne Barber, 2010
CityLore

 

Sara Dockery, 2010
The Kentucky Folklife Archives

 

Amanda Hardeman, 2010
The Folk School of St. Louis

 

Jennifer Jameson, 2010
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

 

Rashae Jennings, 2010
The Shaker Museum at South Union

 

Kristen Bradley, 2009
Shaker Museum at South Union

 

Cynthia Cotton, 2009
MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

 

Matt Hale, 2009
Kentucky Folklife Program, Kentucky Historical Society

 

Rebecca Karr, 2009
Records Management Intern for the National Park Service

 

David Puglia, 2009
Folklife Archives, Kentucky Library

 

Marian Robbins, 2009
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 

Janine Criswell, 2008
Appalshop

 

Nadia De Leon, 2008
Cumberland Trace Elementary School

 

Nicholas Hartmann, 2008
Traditional Arts Indiana

 

Alisha Martin, 2008
Train Museum and Historic Railroad Park at the L&N Depot

 

Michael Mathews, 2008
Bureau of Land Management Office Billings, Montana

 

Alice Shaughnessy-Begay, BSM, RN, 2008
WKU College of Nursing

 

Clinton Shurtz, 2008
Kentucky Oral History Commission

 

Tonya Taylor, 2008
University of Utah

 Last Modified 4/12/14