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U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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Kelsey Bell

Liberal Arts Major(s): History, International Politics
Other Major: Advertising/Public Relations
Minor: Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Hometown: Lebanon, Pennsylvania

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of this internship was being able to cover the agency's lectures and special events. For example, I was given the responsibility to photograph the National Archives' Naturalization Ceremony that takes place on Constitution Day right in front of the Constitution of the United States. This experience provided me with incredible hands-on experience and allowed me to listen to speakers like Former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy address the audience. My work was then used on the National Archives News blog and for public relations efforts.

This experience allowed me to pursue my academic interests in communications and history at the same exact time.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience allowed me to pursue my academic interests in communications and history at the same exact time.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

This internship opened my eyes to how I can combine both my communications degree and liberal arts degrees together in a potential career. It also gave me the opportunity to gain experience working for the federal government.

How has the Paterno Fellows Program had an impact on this experience?

The Paterno Fellows Program helped support my experience by providing me with financial assistance. This award helped me to afford to spend the fall semester living in Washington, DC as I participated in the Stanley E. Degler Washington Program.

For more information on internships for Liberal Arts students, visit our website.
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