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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.


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