Meet the Interns

The Commonwealth Center for Humanities and Society strongly encourages students to pursue hands-on learning through its internships with our regional Arts and Culture Partners. Education should not be confined to the campus. Internships allow students to develop relationships with Louisville's most important cultural institutions, acquire crucial skills, and gain experience that prepares them for professional life after graduation.

Spring, 2021 Interns

In the Spring, 2021 semester, the CCHS has facilitated the placement of interns at The Filson Historical Society and the Frazier History Museum. Each internship comes with an award of $500 toward tuition.

 Abigail Briney, Major in Art History and minoring in French and Management. Here she is holding a self-portrait of the photographer, Paul Gunter in the Filson Historical Society's collection. Her site supervisor is Ms. Heather Potter, Curator of Photographs at the Filson.
 Nicole Clay is pursuing a degree in Public History. She is working as an Education Intern at the Frazier History Museum. Her site supervisor is Ms. Heather Gotlib, Director of Education and Outreach at the Frazier History Museum.
 Chelsea Giovacchino is a graduate student pursuing her MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities. This semester, she is doing a research internship at Filson Historical Society “Mapping Jewish Louisville.” She is pictured here with a Filson member's meeting log from 1860-1870 for a Louisville Jewish Lodge called the B'nai B'rith. Her site supervisor is Dr. Abby Glogower, Curator of Jewish Collections at the Filson Historical Society  
 Alanna Parham is a Major in Liberal Studies, Minor in Arts Studio. This spring she worked as a Digital Collections Intern at the Filson Historical Society. Her site supervisor is Associate Curator of Digital Collections at the Filson, Danielle Spalenka.

Spring, 2020 Interns

In the Spring, 2020 semester, the CCHS has facilitated the placement of interns at The Filson Historical Society, the Frazier History Museum, the Cave Hill Cemetery, and 21c Museum Hotel. Each internship comes with an award of $500 toward tuition.

 Elise Blankenship, MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies, Collections Management Internship at 21c Museum Hotel.
 Elizabeth Dennis, History major and Archeology Minor, Research Assistant Internship at Cave Hill Cemetery.
 Caitlin Hogue, History Major and Minor in Art History and Economics, Museum Collections Internship at the Filson Historical Society.
 Emma Johansen, History Major and LBGTQ Minor, Digital Collections Internship, The Filson Historical Society.
 Rachid Taqoulla, MFA in Photography, Photograph Collections Internship at the Filson Historical Society.
 Emily Tingle, History MA, Educational Services Coordinator at Frazier History Museum.

Spring, 2019 Interns

In the Spring, 2019 semester, the CCHS has facilitated the placement of interns at The Filson Historical Society, the Frazier History Museum, the Louisville Free Public Library, the Cave Hill Cemetery, the Portland Museum, and special internship for a collaborative project, "Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life." Each internship comes with an award of $500 toward tuition.

Elizabeth Standridge at Filson Historical Society Elizabeth Stanbridge is working with Manuscript Collections at the Filson Historical Society.
Cassidy Meuer at Filson Historical Society Cassidy Meurer has an internship at the Photographic Archives of the Filson Historical Society.
Olivia Raymond at the Portland Museum Olivia Raymond's internship at the Portland Museum focuses on Oral History project.
Bailey O'Leary at Portland Museum Bailey O'Leary assists in Portland Museum's Operations and Management.
Sam Dunn (left) at Frazier History Museum Samuel Dunn's internship focuses on Public Engagement and Programming at the Frazier History Museum.
Mason Strange (right) at Cave Hill Cemetary Mason Strange is conducting research on notable people of the Cave Hill Cemetery and compiling information for tours and exhibits.
Jakia Marie (center) at LFPL Jakia Marie is working at the Louisville Free Public Library on programming for immigrant and refugees communities.
Matt Mooser' internship focuses on a community wide collaborative project "Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life."

Spring 2017 Interns

Treva Hodges, UofL student

Treva Hodges is pursuing her Ph.D. in Humanities and graduate certificate in Public History and Women & Gender Studies. This semester Treva has internship at Filson Historical Society and working on several archival projects with Jennifer Cole, Associate Curator of Special Collections.

Kelly Morris is pursuing her Ph.D. in Humanities and has been awarded Collections Management Internship at Filson Historical Society. Together with Jim Holmberg, Curator of Collections, Kelly is doing research on manuscripts and photographs.

Nicole Buller is finishing her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts and Marketing. Nicole has been awarded Collections Management Internship at Louisville Metro Public Art this semester. Under the supervision of Sarah Lindgren, Public Art Administrator, Nicole researching art objects, gathering site data, writing texts, and participating in outreach initiatives.

Sarah McCoy is completing her undergraduate degree in History. Sarah has been awarded Museum Education Internship at Historic Locust Grove. Sarah is working with Mary Beth Williams, Curator of Collections and Education, and assisting in educational outreach programs for K-5 and cross-training as a docent to give public tours.

Shelby Florenceis pursuing her undergraduate degree in History. Florence has been awarded Collections and Preservation Internship at The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind. Under the supervision of Mike Hudson, Executive Director, and Anne Rich, who is Collections Manager, Sarah is working on a large collection of historical photographs, primarily documenting the past 100 years of production at APH.