Three of Lindenwood University’s senior anthropology majors have been selected for internships at local history attractions.
The First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site has hired Abigail Kindler and Nicole Weber. Kindler, a native of Columbus, Ohio, and Weber, who hails from Chicago, Ill., will work as tour guides and as researchers for future archaeological projects at the site. The site is a state-owned property in St. Charles preserving the building that served as Missouri's capitol from 1821 to 1826. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.
Also, the Missouri History Museum selected Greta Perez as its fall 2016 archaeological collections intern. Perez, from Petersburg, Ill., will identify and catalog arrowheads for the museum. The museum, located in Forest Park, is operated by the Missouri Historical Society, a nonprofit organization, and offers historic exhibits and educational programs.
Steve Dasovich, Ph.D., the archaeology program director and division chair of social and behavioral sciences, said Lindenwood’s anthropology majors have been receiving competitive internships for years.
“When we see our students pursue internships, especially competitive positions like these, it is a testament to their dedication to the field of anthropology in part because internships are not necessary for their major,” said Dasovich. “We are proud of our student’s accomplishments and continue to encourage them to go beyond the classroom to gain experience necessary for graduate school admittance and jobs in the discipline.”
Pictured from left to right are Abigail Kindler, Greta Perez, and Nicole Weber.