Ten internship spots are still available for the East Anglia Air War Project. More students’ help is sought by Dr. Vernon Williams, professor in the Department of History.
The project focuses specifically on the personal relationships formed between the American soldiers of the 8th air force bomber, fighter, and cargo groups and the British citizens where they were stationed. Hundreds of interviews and memories no one has ever seen or heard before have been collected since the beginning of the project in 2001, and now need to be further compiled into print and film format.
Applications are open to all students across the ACU campus. Applicants should be responsible and reliable workers. They should be used to following deadlines and be able to work 5-7 hours a week. No previous experience is required in order to apply and work as an intern. All of the skills necessary will be taught to the students.
Kendra Oregon, freshman international studies major from Mesquite, the recipient of the Russell Strong internship has been working on the project and building up her professional portfolio since last semester.
“I was really bad with computers, coding and everything, but it was really nice because the application said no experience was needed,” Oregon said. “Dr. Williams was really great about it and showed me everything I needed to know.”
Interns will be working to preserve World War II history by dealing directly with the letters, diaries, photographs and verbalized memories of those impacted. Students may also have the chance to publish articles or produce films that may be used to educate grade-school students in North London of their country’s past.
“It’s not just the dry, sort of statistical facts, dates, and things of World War II. What we are working with here is the human experience,” Williams said.
Students interested in being an intern for this World War II project should contact Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. There are no deadlines in applying for an internship spot, and students are accepted all year.