Interning at The Jane Austen Centre – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Interning at The Jane Austen Centre

As part of her study abroad experience with Advanced Studies in England, Mary Warner ’21 is completing an internship with The Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England. The Jane Austen Centre is a permanent exhibition about Austen’s life in Bath and the influence the city had on her books, characters and personal life.

Warner’s internship includes researching and completing an original dissertation about Austen. As an English major, Warner says the research is “a great opportunity to learn more about Austen and her work.” She is also taking a “Jane Austen” course to further her knowledge of Austen’s writing and impact on world literature. Additionally, Warner is engaging in a literature-based curriculum enrolled in “Ghosts and the Gothic: The Literature of Terror 1760-1900” and “Fantasies of Youth: the Child in Children’s and Young Adult Literature.”

Warner’s internship also includes volunteer duties at the Centre, working in the tea room and gift shop while she completes training to give tours of the exhibit. Warner says the experience is “a really unique way to learn public speaking skills” and “to meet more people who are a part of the Bath community.”

On campus, Warner works in the Office of Communications. In the fall of 2019, Warner completed an internship at St. Martin’s Press in New York, N.Y.