Adrianna Mihalek

MihalekAdrianna Mihalek

Employer | Palmer- Warner House with Connecticut Landmarks

Major | History

Expected Graduation Date | May 2017

Going into Adrianna’s senior year, she knew she wanted to apply for internships that have to do with her passion, History. While applying to internships she kept in mind that one of her career goals is to become a curator for a historical museum. So when the opportunity to intern for Connecticut Landmarks at the Palmer-Warner House arose, she knew she had to take it.

At Adrianna’s internship she has the title of an Archival and Collections Intern. This means that Adrianna has duties that entail discovering artifacts, cleaning the artifacts, measuring the dimensions, photographing the artifacts, describing the artifacts, and archiving them in the database. Adrianna and her coworkers are in the process of going through the Palmer-Warner House with the purpose of eventually opening the house to the public as an historic house.

Adrianna’s favorite part about her internship is discovering all the new artifacts that she finds. “Every artifact I find is different so it gives me an opportunity to learn something new while connecting it with a part of history,” said Adrianna. With this internship, she hopes to gain knowledge of what it entails to work, open, and run a museum or historical house.

The last question that Adrianna was asked was, “What advice you would give to other college students trying to find an internship?”.  Adrianna’s response was, “Employers are very impressed with people that take the time to get internships because it shows that you are hardworking and are gaining early experience in your field of study. Having an internship is a very big resume builder!”