Department Continues Internship Program with White House Historical Association

White House Historical Association Logo - a pencil drawing of the White HouseThe department is continuing its partnership with the White House Historical Association (WHHA) on an annual internship for UA history majors.

The internship program was started by WHHA president and UA alumnus Stewart McLaurin (BA, 1981) as way of giving back to his alma mater. Though Malcolm Cammeron (MA, 2019) was the first WHHA intern from UA, Jessica Brodt holds the distinction of being the first official intern from the program. Most recently, doctoral student Kristofer Roberts was selected for the internship.

The paid internship focuses mainly on one of WHHA’s biggest project, Slavery in the President’s neighborhood, but interns also complete their own research. Brodt, for example, focused on Native American treaty delegations and Roberts researched African-American churches.