Our intern Caroline interviewing Dunnhumby, USA CEO Stuart Aitken


Every semester, the Center employs student interns to work exclusively on the Permanent American Dream Archive. Created to share family stories as well as to inspire the next American Dreamers, the Archive offers our interns access to professional training and equipment and develops state-of-the-art new media, social marketing, video editing and interviewing skills. In the past year, our interns have traveled to New York, Las Vegas, and Chicago to interview entrepreneurs, public servants, and nonprofit leaders. If interested in joining our team, contact us

To view our video archive, researched and produced exclusively by our student interns, please visit our Permanent American Dream Video Archive.



Our Student Interns Reflect on Their Experiences 

The Center introduced me to a multitude of worlds – business, politics, social media, technology, education – that presented me with fields of knowledge I would have otherwise never experienced. Now, I have much broader interests, connections, and skill sets that I can apply to whatever I choose to do in the future...read more ~ Bailey

Honestly, there was never a down moment. Whether it was because of enlightening political conversations, researching and meeting remarkable American Dreamers or gaining marketable technical skills, my internship simply was everything I thought it would be and more...read more ~ Kevin 

From the smallest new communication skill to the most extraordinary interpersonal connection, the Center never failed to offer invaluable gifts in the most unexpected packages...read more ~ Caroline




      Our interns Bailey and Kevin interviewing Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White