Internship Work

After working as a virtual content coordinator for The Mountain Heritage Center on WCU’s campus for two semesters, Sara Stanley took a position as an intern at the MHC during the Fall 2021 semester. Stanley was tasked with creating virtual content that would enhance current exhibits and provide an in-depth look at what the MHC provides to this campus and to the region. Stanley’s tasks included creating, scheduling, and updating the social media platforms and working with other interns to create larger video projects highlighting locals artists and storytellers. This internship provided Stanley with a deeper understanding of WNC history and culture with an emphasis on the importance of keeping digital records and creating impactful virtual content.

Featured below is a variety of content created by Stanley during her internship with the MHC.


A short documentary featuring 12 interviews with a few of the people that work behind the scenes to make Mountain Heritage Day run smoothly. Stanley produced, edited, and directed all aspects of this video as a part of her Fall 2021 Internship with the Mountain Heritage Center.
This video was created for a client, AAUW at WCU, as part of my Fall 2021 internship with The Mountain Heritage Center.
This video features the work of Cherokee artisan, Laura Walkingstick. I photographed these dolls to highlight the traditional 1800s Cherokee clothing and representative rivercane pieces. This video was completed during my internship with The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University in the Fall of 2021. I used a Canon Rebel T5i to photograph the dolls and Adobe Premiere Pro to edit.