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History Department Internships
Internships are common in the history department, particularly for students interested in getting a head start for careers in public history. In the past few years, history students have completed internships in archeology on a plantation in the South Carolina Low Country, conducted and recorded oral history interviews on the African American experiences at Pin Point and Ossabaw Island, and worked in the archives of local sites such as the Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum. With Armstrong graduates placed in numerous historical institutions throughout the region, new internship possibilities come up all the time.
Heather Cline, a graduate of AASU's Master's program in Public History, completed an internship for the Inn at Palmetto Bluff that involved planning an exhibition about the life of William McKimmy, a plantation owner who lived on the property during the late eighteenth century. These photos show Heather excavating a portion of McKimmy's unusual octagonal home.