SCPC Graduate Assistants to Spend Summer in Washington

We were delighted to learn recently that both Laura Litwer and Caitlin Mans, two of our excellent graduate assistants, will be spending June and July in Washington, D.C., where they have secured paid internships.

Caitlin Mans and Laura Litwer

Laura will work as a Reference Services Intern at the National Anthropological Archives, a unit of the National Museum of Natural History located in Suitland, MD.  Laura’s duties will include assisting patrons, retrieving and refiling boxes, interpreting catalog records and finding aids, creating inventories, and providing instruction on how to properly handle archival material.  She will also assist with the Archives’ Summer Institute of  Museum Anthropology, June 25-July 20, which trains graduate anthropology students in doing museum research.

Caitlin will be at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, working in their Division of Home and Community Life.  She will perform research for the biographies section of the Museum’s upcoming American Enterprise exhibit.  Additionally, she will update object records and perform needed research for collections of prints and paintings.

These internships are highly competitive and we are proud that both ladies will gain such rich experience and look forward to hearing all about it when they return in August!

Contributed by Herb Hartsook

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