Student reflections on the internship experience were an important piece of the program. Here are some excerpts from their final submissions.

One of the many great outcomes of this project was that it supports what the Humanities project is advocating fornot only to bring awareness to the experience and preservation of Bosnian culture before, during, and after the Bosnian genocide, but to the individual survivors and families through the act of telling their firsthand experiences. Being able to contribute to this project . . . helps me to understand the significance of preservation and recording these stories.

This was a fun experience overall because I learned about Bosnian culture but I also learned about what archives are along with records and that made me feel like I worked in a museum, which I don’t mind at all.

This experience has impacted me greatly. It showed me what marvelous opportunities await me and my history degree after college, but it also showed me how little people actually care about history. It has been both uplifting and earth-shattering and has made me question a lot about myself.