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Student Internship: Hillary Sherbert ’13
Student Internship: Hillary Sherbert ’13
Hillary Sherbert '13 and David Deal, executive director of the Hanover Tavern Foundation
Hillary Sherbert '13: J-term internship at Hanover Tavern
Randolph-Macon College student
Hillary Sherbert ’13
major with minors in secondary
. During January Term (
) 2013 she interned at the Hanover Tavern, located in Hanover, Virginia.
“The Hanover Tavern Foundation has developed a fourth- and sixth-grade field trip program in line with the Virginia State Standards of Learning (SOL) testing,” explains Sherbert. “I served as the education program representative.” The Tavern set a goal of 1,950 students, and with the help of Sherbert, exceeded that goal. Twenty schools will be bringing almost 2,500 students to the Tavern for the three-week program in March 2013.
During “Hanover Tavern: History in the Heart of Virginia,” students move through numerous education stations located at the historic Courthouse and throughout the Tavern, learning about Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War history by interacting with fascinating living history characters.
Sherbert interned under the guidance of David Deal, executive director of the Hanover Tavern Foundation. Deal says that
are a great way for students to gain hands-on experience and learn about the daily activities at a non-profit historic site.
“Hillary did many different things for the Foundation,” says Deal. “In addition to marketing and enrolling schools in the program, she worked collaboratively on two exhibits, requiring that she apply her liberal arts skills of research and writing.”
A Fredericksburg, Virginia native, Sherbert chose R-MC because of its small class sizes, rigorous curriculum—and the fact that “it is 32 miles from home. The first time I visited the campus, I thought, ‘This place is perfect!’ That same night, I received my acceptance letter.”
Sherbert, who says she always knew she wanted to be a teacher, arranged her internship with the help of Cathy Rollman, director of professional development in R-MC’s Center for Personal and Career Development.
“This internship opened my eyes to the world of non-profit organizations, specifically those aimed at preserving history,” says Sherbert, who serves as a Resident Assistant, tour guide, and history tutor at R-MC. “After graduating, I hope to teach middle- or high-school social studies in the Richmond area or go to grad school. As a result of my internship, I want to become more involved with historical locations; Richmond has a rich history, and I want to be a part of something that can benefit the community. I now understand the hard work that goes into running a historical landmark. I’ve even thought about joining a committee at Hanover Tavern!”
Internships are just one of the opportunities offered by
Center for Personal and Career Development
is a four-year program designed to help students identify their career passions, compete for meaningful employment and apply to graduate schools.
For 30 years, R-MC’s
Bassett Internship Program
has been successfully placing students in internships both in the U.S. and around the globe. Coordinated with the Center for Personal and Career Development, the Bassett Internship Program works closely with students to help identify their interests and match them with an appropriate internship opportunity. Randolph-Macon’s
provide a strong network of support for students throughout their time at the college or in assisting them after graduation with career direction and opportunities.
Students may choose to pursue academic, paid, or volunteer internships in a wide variety of settings; recent internships have seen R-MC students gaining valuable knowledge and experience in fields including health care, finance, non-profit, communications and media, education, politics and law, and the arts.
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