National Trust for Historic Preservation

Our Interns

Current Interns

Past Interns

Will Koelln (Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA) Fall 2015

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Alexandra Lilly (Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA) Summer 2015

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Ahmad Woodard (Academies at Anacostia) Spring 2015

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Ahmad Woodard began interning at the Woodrow Wilson House in February 2015 through his class “Real World History” sponsored by the center of Inspired Teaching. He is a high school student at the Academies at Anacostia and a native of Washington DC. Through his internship Ahmad hopes to gain knowledge about Woodrow Wilson and to build skills of self reliance and good working habits that will serve him in the work force and in life in general.


Miranda Johnson (Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA) Winter 2015

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Miranda Johnson is completing an independent study with Curator Stephanie Daugherty over winter break. Miranda’s primary task is to assist with an exhibition commemorating the Hillcrest Children and Family Center’s Bicentennial (1815-2015).  On January 15, the official bicentennial celebration kicked off with an exhibition tracing the organization from its inception to the present. Miranda assisted with choosing the artifacts, writing exhibit labels and installing the exhibition at the Octagon House. Miranda is from Irvine, California. She will graduate from Gettysburg College in May 2015 with double majors in Art History and English.

Madison Keller (College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA) Fall 2014

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Madison Keller began her internship at the President Woodrow Wilson House in August 2014. Her primary focus is on creating and implementing a comprehensive visitor feedback survey, among other projects. Additionally, Madison is from Barrington, Illinois and will graduate from the College of the Holy Cross in 2016 with a double major in History and German. Madison is looking forward to learning more about public history and what a career in the museum industry entails.

Sophia Vayansky (Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA) Fall 2014


Sophia Vayansky began her internship at the Woodrow Wilson House in August of 2014 as a part of the Lutheran College Washington Semester Internship Program. She will be working on a written tour for the house, among other projects, over the course of the semester. Originally from Elkland, Pennsylvania, Sophia is Junior at Gettysburg College, where she is working towards a major in History and a minor in Studio Art. After graduating in 2016, Sophia hopes to go to graduate school for a degree related to public history or museum studies.

Winston Randolph (Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA) Summer 2014

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Winston Randolph started interning at the President Woodrow Wilson House in May 2014. Winston is researching Woodrow Wilson’s relationship with Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. Additionally, Winston works on the research library collection present at the house. He is from Alexandria, Virginia and will graduate from Pepperdine University in 2015 with a double major in history and political science.  After graduation Winston hopes to continue studying history, politics and law by continuing on to law school.

Rebecca McGovern (University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA) Summer 2014

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Rebecca McGovern began her internship at the President Woodrow Wilson house in May 2014. She is focused on collections care and managing a historic property, among other projects. She is from McLean, Virginia and will graduate from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2016.  She is a Historic Preservation major and hopes to also attain a certificate in GIS. She is excited to be spending her time in such a lovely historic home learning about preservation and upkeep of the museum.

Catherine Yuan (University of California, San Diego), Spring 2014


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Catherine Yuan began her internship at the President Woodrow Wilson House in March 2014.  She is focused on researching and comparing demographic data from the years before and after President Wilson’s presidency, in addition to other projects.  Catherine is an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Political Science.  She will be graduating in 2015. Catherine is excited to be working at the Wilson House, and looks forward to pursuing a career as a curator.

Bethany Hagen (Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH), Spring 2014

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Bethany Hagen began her internship at The President Woodrow Wilson House in January 2014.  She is focused on developing educational materials among other projects.  Bethany is from Minnesota, and will graduate from Wittenberg University in Ohio in 2015.  She is an Early Childhood Education major, and a Spanish and History double-minor.  Bethany looks forward to a future career in education, and is excited about the possibility for educational programming in the museum context.

Ashley Rits (University of California, Santa Cruz), Fall 2013


Ashley Rits began her internship at the President Woodrow Wilson House in September 2013. She is focused on collections care, in addition to other online projects. It is her goal to work in a museum or archive. Ashley will complete her undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Arts in History and American Studies in December 2013 from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Kate Raber (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland), Summer 2013

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Kate Raber began her internship at the President Woodrow Wilson House in June 2013 and primarily focuses on docent training and collections research.  She one day hopes to work in the education sector of a museum, or as a researcher, either at a museum or a university.  Kate is an avid hockey fan and enjoys photography. She is a 2013 graduate from Case Western Reserve University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in French.  In September, she will begin courses to earn her master’s degree in Medieval & Renaissance Studies at University College London.

Carlos A. Martinez (University of California, Irvine), Summer 2013

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Carlos A. Martinez began his internship at the President Woodrow Wilson House in June 2013. Using his knowledge in HTML, Carlos focuses on developing the President Woodrow Wilson House online website and on implementing marketing strategies for the museum. The combination of interning at a historic site along with the skills he is developing excites Carlos.

Carlos has experience working with undergraduate students, and has a passion to become a high school math teacher. He will be starting school in late August at California State University, Long Beach working towards his single subject credential in mathematics. Carlos earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine in Economics and International Studies.

Tiffany Miao (University of California, San Diego), Summer 2013

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Tiffany Miao began her internship at the President Woodrow Wilson House in July 2013, focusing on publicizing and advertising the museum to the public among other projects. Tiffany enjoys the opportunity to work at a historic landmark. Tiffany currently attends the University of California, San Diego and is working towards her degree in Communication.

Christina Pappous (University of California, Irvine), Spring 2013



Sherman Kyles (University of California, Riverside), Spring 2013



Christian Dear (Concordia University, Chicago), Winter 2013

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Erica Pence (Wittenberg College, Ohio), Fall 2012