Coming soon… Fortenbaugh Interns for Spring 2015

We’re happy to announce the newest Fortenbaugh interns for Spring 2015. Watch the blog in January 2015 for their first posts!


Reference & Instruction
Megan Fowle is a senior History major with a minor in Educational Studeies, who comes to us from Frederick, MD.  During summer 2014 she interned for the Historical Society of Frederick County Maryland. As part of her internship she aligned existing school group programs to the newly instated Common Core curriculum.  Megan is also the president of the student organization “Free the Slaves,” and she is working with Professor Hancock on organizing a conference on modern slavery and human trafficking, which will be held at Gettysburg College in spring 2015. She plans to attend a graduate program in information and library science following her graduation.
Special Collections
Abby Rolland is a senior History major with a double minor in Anthropology and Political Science.  She has already had a plethora of experience in archives, museums, and historical societies and knows that she wants to do something with history as a career.  She spent a semester in Bath, UK during which she interned at the Roman Baths.  She spent last summer as a Pohanka Intern at the Stratford Hall Plantation working with their curator and collections manager on cataloging and planning an exhibit.  She is active on campus as well as a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, a past participant in the Garthwait Leadership Institute, and the Student Life and Athletics Editor of the Spectrum.
Melanie Fernandes is a junior History major with minors in Education and Theatre.  She is currently studying in Bath, UK and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Information and Library Sciences in preparation for a career in either librarianship or public history.  She loves historical research and connected with archives during a project for Historical Methods last year.  She is interested in exploring the field and narrowing her interests before applying to graduate school.  She is a Chief Co-Editor of the Gettysburg Historical Journal and spent last summer as a Pohanka Intern at the Boston African American National Historic Park.

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