Student Intern Research

If you happened to stop by the Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center in 2016 during July and August, you most likely noticed some young individuals sitting at the welcoming desk. The Norwich Historical Society engaged the services of student interns from and the role of our student interns is to provide visitors with information about the Greater Norwich Area and foster a warm and positive environment in the Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center.

In addition to interacting with the public, student interns are responsible for researching and writing an article on a historical topic from the Discover Norwich exhibit in the Visitors’ Center and their articles will be published in the Norwich Historical Society’s newsletter.

The goal of the internship program is to educate high school / college students about Norwich’s rich history and give students interested in history a unique opportunity to learn vital research, communication, and written skills. In addition, students will have the opportunity to have their scholarly work published and can add the internship to their resume.

Over the next few months, the Norwich Historical Society’s insert will feature articles written by our student interns. We hope you enjoy their well researched and extremely well written articles! Thank you to our sponsors The R.S. Gernon Trust for making this internship program possible!

Olivia Hunt, Madelyn Bell, Andy Wang and Michelle Zhang doing research at the Otis Library Local History/Genealogy Room. Not pictured: Hayden Murphy

Summer 2017 Internship

This summer we had Joceline, a SYEP student worker, interns  Haley and Madelyn and volunteers Serena and Brianna working on a number of research projects including an article about a topic in Norwich’s history, worked on exhibits and created interpretive text panels. Additionally, they all created interesting Facebook posts about historical facts from Norwich. At the end of the summer, Maddie and Haley presented their research projects to the public.

Student Researched Articles:

William A. Buckingham Civil War Governor – Haley Warzecha

Lafayette Foster

Ponemah Mill

Haley (left) and Maddie (right) presenting their research to the public on August 17, 2017
Haley (left) and Maddie (right) presenting their research to the public on August 17, 2017
Joceline working on her article
Joceline working on her article
Serena and Brianna working on Facebook Posts and Research
Serena and Brianna working on Facebook Posts and Research
Haley and Madelyn working on a research project.
Haley and Madelyn working on a research project.

Internship at the Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors ’ Center:

  • The summer internship is for high school or college students.
  • Students research an era in Norwich’s rich history and write a short article on their topic.
  • Students undergo a training session and their work will be published in the Norwich Historical Society newsletter and in our “Historically Speaking” column in The Bulletin.
  • A small stipend is given to students based on the availability of funding.
  • The 2020 internship program has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
  • Information about the Summer 2021 program will be available in Spring 2021.

For more information about the Summer Internship Program, please contact the NHS Executive Director, Regan Miner, at info@norwichhistoricalsociety.org