Summer Interns Start Work at the Van Buren Papers

Thanks to a grant from the Watson-Brown Foundation, several students are undertaking paid summer internships at the Papers of Martin Van Buren project at Cumberland University. The nine students (three graduate, six undergraduate) represent three universities in the Middle Tennessee area.

The interns are working on a variety of tasks, including a social media campaign to publicize the first series of documents to be published later this month; an item-level finding aid for the project’s archival records; biographical records for the individuals contained in the document database; and a day-to-day timeline of Van Buren’s life.

“It has been exciting to bring in new, as well as experienced, students to work on the project,” said project director Mark Cheathem. “The interns have brought an elevated energy and are helping us make significant strides on the project that will last long after their internships end.”

The Summer 2018 interns are:

Marissa Avnaim (Cumberland University)
Allyson Capuano (MTSU)
Treasure Corley (MTSU)
Paige Hrobsky (Cumberland University)
Ally Johnson (Cumberland University)
Zach Kinslow (Austin Peay State University)
Quinlan Day Odom (MTSU)
Jordan Russ (MTSU)
Amanda Womack (MTSU)

For the complete press release, visit the Cumberland University website.