CEISMIC

Meet the UC CEISMIC interns: Marian

23/03/2012

This semester, UC CEISMIC is hosting eight  University of Canterbury Bachelor of Arts interns. Marian Jennings writes about her experiences as an intern with the project:

Marion

Hi! I'm Marian and I am an archivist for children's collections for UC CEISMIC. The Canterbury earthquakes have affected many aspects of society including schools, education and children. Many schools were damaged and students displaced temporarily or permanently. The effects of these events on children may not yet be realised, so I'm archiving all sorts of information (such as school newsletters and children's interviews) that may aid future research. Children also have their own perspective of the earthquakes which might go un-noticed if not recorded. I am doing this internship because I enjoy working with children and issues surrounding education. I can appreciate the value of quality archives through my majors in Classics and Maori and Indigenous Studies, which have involved working with archives as evidence for research. Now that I am nearing the end of my degree, I see this internship as a great way to combine my skills and knowledge while getting valuable work experience.