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First cohort of ULM history interns present their work

Published December 14, 2023

History Interns

CAPTION:The first cohort of history program interns recently gave talks about their work during an evening event at Layton Castle in Monroe. Pictured L-R: Dylan Key, ULM History Program Coordinator Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Sarah “Song” Johnson, Hayden DeRouen.  

MONROE, LA – On November 30, 2023, the first cohort of interns from ULM’s History Program spoke about their experiences working with Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, Precious Legacies Museum and Archive, and Layton Castle Archive. The cohort of interns includes Sarah “Song” Johnson, Dylan Key, and Hayden DeRouen.  

During an evening event at Layton Castle, each intern gave a short talk on their activities and what they learned from them. The audience included representatives of ULM, Louisiana Delta Community College, the Northeast Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, and local museums and archives.  

“The involvement of these history students in research at local historical institutions is an exciting start to the internship program offered by the ULM History Program,” said Dr. Ruth Smith, Director of the School of Humanities at ULM. “It shows one of the many career paths open to our history graduates and represents an important connection between ULM and the community,” added Smith.  

Pamela Parsons Dupuy is the co-owner of Layton Castle in Monroe. “Working as an intern for a local museum or historical organization means you get to be behind the scenes and often work with primary materials that most people never have access to,” said Dupuy. “Additionally, you have the opportunity to meet people who may help you further your career. Interning is a powerful way to explore your interests in a real-life situation and contribute to your community. Any future employer will pay attention to this internship work because it shows real-life experience,” she added.