The project that I am working on focuses on the Valparaiso University Law School and its relationship with the Supreme Court. Using files from the Law School and the Archives, as well as from individuals, I am investigating the fascinating and under-reported friendship. Based on all of the information, I will be able to track when which Supreme Court justice was on campus and why. Also, I can discover the impact that this unique relationship had on the students both while on campus and after graduation.
This internship intrigued me because I enjoy research and investigation. When I decided to pick up a double major in history, I knew that I wanted to do something with primary sources. This internship gives me the opportunity to do that work in the setting of a real archive. The work is meaningful and will actually have an impact, and that is the type of learning that is invaluable.
UPDATE: Since the internship program, I have graduated with a double major (political science and history). I have continued to work at US 1364 Federal Credit Union and was promoted to head teller. I plan to continue to my career in financial services, hopefully working my way up to running a financial institution.