Internships


Internships help history majors gain hands-on experience in the workplace, making them more attractive job candidates after graduation. Our history degree students have interned at such local historical agencies such as:

  • Adelmann Regional History Collection
  • First Division Museum at Cantigny
  • Gaylord Building Historic Site
  • Joliet Area History Museum
  • Naper Settlement
  • Will County Historic Preservation Department
  • Will County Historical Society
  • And more!

For more information on these internships, please contact Dr. Dennis H. Cremin at creminde@lewisu.edu.

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

2023 (Most Recent)


Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Morgan Jennings
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Scanned 35mm film negatives of Joliet and the region
  • Digitized content and created metadata that makes the images searchable online

Morgan served as the student coordinator (2022-2023) for the “Reclaiming the Narrative” grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. She plans on graduating in Fall 2023 and attending graduate school to study the History of the Middle East.



Past Years


2022

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Harper Saglier
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Transcribed oral histories from the Chicago Roofing Contractors Project
  • Categorized and organized the John Lamb Collection

2021

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Jacob Barrett
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Digitized the Woman’s Study Club of Joliet Collection
  • Categorized and organized the John Lamb Collection

Jacob is working on his undergraduate degree and is majoring in History and Secondary Education and minoring in Economics. He plans to teach high school history.


2020

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Alonzo Cardenas
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Assisted in applying for the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board Grant for digitization of the Lockport Woman’s Club archives
  • Helped review oral history transcriptions from residents of Fairmont

2019

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Stefano Sparano
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Accessioned materials that belonged to Susan Jackson Keig
  • Transcribed oral history projects from Fairmont residents

2018

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Melissa Fregeau
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Transcribed oral history projects from Fairmont residents
  • Archived material
  • Collaborated on an exhibit to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial
Melissa currently works as the Graduate Assistant for the History Center while she pursues her master’s degree in Secondary Education. She is also working with the History Center of Lake Bluff and Lake Forest to create lesson plans.

2017

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Kole Torres
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Transcribed oral history from residents of Fairmont
  • Scanned 35mm negatives provided by Joliet journalists in addition to working with the Milne papers

2016

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Lexi Austring
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Transcribed written letters from World War II
  • Assisted with a photo exhibit of the Old Joliet Prison, which was displayed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Gaylord Building

2015

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Joycelyn Davila
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Collaborated on “Lockport on View: Canal Community,” focuses on images of the headquarters of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. (Exhibit)
  • Assisted with “Visions of the I&M Canal NHC at 30,” the second exhibit, captures the scope of the canal corridor from Chicago to LaSalle. (Exhibit)

2014

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Samantha Glackin
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Organized the Bruce Cheadle papers
  • Digitized and created metadata

Currently, Samantha teaches world history at Alleman High School in Rock Island, IL. “Now being a high school teacher, I am able to incorporate artifacts, local history, and place-based learning into the curriculum. Without the internship, I never would have had the appreciation that I do for those things,” said Glackin.

2012

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Elizabeth Barkmann
Adelmann Regional History Collection

  • Processed archival material for the Lockport Woman's Club

2010

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Alison Wozniak
Gaylord Building Historic Site

  • Collected historical material on Lincoln Landing

2010

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Gregory Rossbach
Gaylord Building Historic Site

  • Created a rack card and flyer
  • Created a script for tours

2009

Lockport Woman's Club Internship

Celsea DeRose
Will County Historical Society

  • Exhibit Management
  • Collection Management