The Robert H. Jackson Center welcomed five interns for its Summer 2013 Intern Program.
The Robert H. Jackson Center offers internships to promising undergraduate students who wish to have professional work experience in areas related to their educational programs and career goals.
In addition to undertaking historical research, writing and editing, interns assist in the preservation and maintenance of center archive collections and help with preparation of exhibit materials. In return, the program also offers interns an opportunity to focus on their own thesis projects while taking advantage of the center's primary source materials during the research process.
Pictured, from left, are Robert H. Jackson Center summer interns Todd LeRoy Jr. of Jamestown Community College; Kevin O’Brien, Allegheny College; Alexis Nielson, Allegheny College; Wendy Martinez, Allegheny College; Kathy Tucker, Robert H. Jackson Center operations manager; and Stephanie Marchinsin, Allegheny College.
Todd LeRoy Jr. is a recent graduate of Jamestown Community College and a Jamestown native.
Since his arrival at the center in April, he has assisted with a variety of projects and was a key contributor to the organization of the many events surrounding the visit of Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Jr. in May.
LeRoy has also been organizing and labeling website video content for upload and inclusion on YouTube, and researching archival materials and past Jackson Center publications. He will enter his junior year at the State University at Geneseo this fall.
Stephanie Marchinsin of Jamestown is a history major at Allegheny College with a minor in biology. As president of Allegheny College's Advocating Global Health and Development Club, Marchinsin has worked to raise awareness of global health disparities and wider issues involving human rights.
At the Jackson Center, she is helping to organize Robert H. Jackson's Nuremberg Papers and assisting with the editing, rearranging and tagging of the center's collection of YouTube videos. She is also working closely with the center's archivist to research and prepare materials for an upcoming exhibit. Now in her senior year, Marchinsin plans to pursue a career in public health.
Wendy Martinez joined the center in August and will enter her junior year at Allegheny College this fall.
Along with Marchinsin, she is organizing the center's collection of Jackson's Nuremberg Papers and scanning and categorizing his Chautauqua County court cases.
Additionally, she is scanning Robert H. Jackson's oral history manuscript and creating a master topic list of people, places, events, subjects and categories. An International Studies major, Martinez will also have the opportunity to pursue her interest in the International Criminal Court as the center's special assistant for this year's International Humanitarian Law Dialogs.
Alexis Nielson will be entering her senior year of college this fall.
She is a political science major at Allegheny College in Meadville, where she holds several leadership positions, including chairwoman and co-founder of the Fair Trade Allegheny Steering Committee.
Her work at the center includes researching, identifying and labeling the center's collection of Robert H. Jackson's Nuremberg Papers, Chautauqua County Court cases and oral history.
She has also researched materials at the Fenton History Center for the Jackson Center's next exhibit. She plans to attend law school after her graduation from Allegheny next year.
Kevin O'Brien is a political science major entering his senior year at Allegheny College.
Since arriving at the center, O'Brien has been working on the center's digital collection of Brigadier General Robert Gill's Papers concerning the Nuremberg Trials and preparing these files for upload to the center's digital archive/website.
He is also adding English subtitles to German and French International Military Tribunal videos and gathering materials related to tribunal transcripts and evidence files for the center's teacher fellows.
After graduation, O'Brien plans to pursue his interest in public policy and legal research.