For senior Nick Martin, Pittsgrove, NJ, his love of history is a family affair. “My dad is a history guy. He got my brother and me interested in it by watching documentaries and movies with us,” he said. His brother is a history teacher. “We always talk history at the dinner table, and try to outsmart one another,” he said. Martin recently parlayed his love of history into an internship at the U.S. Constitution Center and, now, a part-time job.
Martin is a political science major and a history minor. After seeing no internship positions available at the Constitution Center, he applied for a volunteer position. Staff at the Center looked over his resume and told him he would be perfect for an internship position. One was available, and he started in August.
His duties included doing research for upcoming events, including working on the Bruce Springsteen exhibit that will be at the Constitution Center from February 17 to September 3, 2012. “I also did floor exhibits on Saturdays, including craft tables and working with guests,” said Martin.
Martin said he thinks it was his work with the guests that brought about his part-time position. “A full-time guy let me know there was a part-time position that would be available and suggested I apply,” he said. Martin will work 13 hours a week, mostly on Saturdays, to accommodate his schedule during his last semester at Neumann.
His duties at his new job will include a lot of interacting with guests, presenting powerpoints for membership days and scout days, and preparing briefs of the new exhibits. “I am really excited to be there when the Springsteen exhibit arrives. I helped research it,” he said.