Internship Projects

Intern 2009

The AKC Archives welcomes this years intern, Andrew R. D'Ambrose.


Andrew D'Ambrose is from Woodbridge, Connecticut. He is currently attending in the Justice & Law Administration program at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), studying criminal justice. Next fall, he will be a junior, and taking on a minor in Accounting under the Ancell School of Business. He is a member of the Program Activities Council at WCSU, holding the position of Special Events Chair. He plans to pursue a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He also intends to continue his education with a Masters in Computer Science. His family has always had dogs for pets, and presently owns two Akitas and two Bernese Mountain Dogs, both of which are being shown. He is a board member of the Elm City Kennel Club, and works at the winter and summer shows as well as the summer match show, doing various tasks. He has received the AKC Community Achievement Award for his AKC recognized Responsible Dog Ownership Day, which he organized as his Eagle Scout project held back in October, 2006. He wishes to continue his involvement with kennel clubs, and to begin showing dogs himself.


Andrew is responsible for processing several collections, including the Chinese Shari-Pei Club of America, Chihuahua Club of America, the Monticello Kennel Club collection and several AKC Administrative collections. He will also assist with digitizing the AKC's rarest collections, including AKC meeting minutes, dog show rules and photographs. He will document art donations, which include several major pieces by well-known artists. Along with these projects, he will be working on research and image requests for patrons and AKC staff. Additionally, he will edit video interviews conducted as part of the archives' latest program, the Oral History project.