Internships in History-Related Fields
From the 2014-15 academic year, the History
department offers a new course, HIST387, "Internship in History." This
course enables History majors to earn a maximum of three-credit hours
for a faculty-supervised internship directly related to history or the
collection and preservation of historical materials. The course combines
practical work with supervised, independent academic study.
Typically, an internship will involve work at a local archive, library, museum, historical site
or other appropriate organization. The purpose of the internship is to
provide students field experience with historical materials. The student
must devise a program of internship work in consultation with a faculty
sponsor and a representative of the host organization. The student will
prepare and present interim reports as well as a substantive final
report as requested. Internship projects are subject to approval by the
faculty sponsor. Only one internship can be counted towards fulfillment
of the History major.
Internships deadlines vary, but students should seek out and apply
for suitable internships at least a semester in advance. The following
organizations offer history-related opportunities.
Historic preservation, historical sites:
- National Parks Service
(summer and semester-long: see under Historic Preservation Training,
Cultural Resources Diversity, Historic Sites and Structures
Documentation, and Maritime Documentation)
Subject to approval by the department, college credit may also be arranged for internship opportunities in fields that require the research skills fostered by a history major, such as government or the media industry.
Publication and media: