Internships are a great way to gain job experience and can be helpful in deciding what career you would like to do in the future.
If you are unable to afford to work for free (in some situations), try applying for the LAB (Liberal Arts Bridge) scholarship. You can also apply for class credit if you're unable to get financial compensation. Feel free to explore the page, you might find something interesting!
Internship Alert!Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation
This is an amazing opportunity for future Historians to get some experience in Conservation! Great for those looking to work in museums!
"A weeklong summer workshop in Los Angeles, CA, hosted at UCLA and the Getty Villa in July 2022; Transportation to and around L.A., shared housing at UCLA, all meals during the week are included; Eligibility for a 10-week paid conservation internship in the specialty of your choice, 2023 (by application, after successful completion of the 2022 workshop)"(UCLA).
Applications are due March 7, 2022 at 5pm
History Department's Featured Internships
Quick Links: Scroll Down for More Information on Each of these Opportunities!
Panetta Congressional Internship Program
The Office of the President has a yearly internship program in Washington D.C. for students. For more information click this link to the website!
Interested students may email the Selection Committee Chair, Philip Goodwin, at email@example.com
Smithsonian: American History Museum Internship
Smithsonian NMAH Internship Site: Click Here!
Smithsonian Institute Office of Internships and Fellowships site: Click Here!
Caroline's contact info:
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY-SMITHSONIAN
Caroline Fiertz (she/her/hers)
Interns & Fellows Program Manager
Office 202.633.3556 | Email FiertzCS@si.edu
Internships and Volunteering
If you find another place that is not offering internships or if one of the places on the list is not currently offering internships, don't be afraid to contact the place directly! You never know if they might need someone to intern and your enthusiasm would be appreciated!
Sometimes places that allow volunteers will also allow internships! Just ask!
Liberal Arts Bridge Scholarship
Apply for up to $5,000 to support participation in an unpaid or underpaid internship with a non-profit or public sector employer!
Internships are an important way for Liberal Arts majors to explore their interests in potential career pathways, develop professional skills, networks, and self-confidence, prepare themselves for future employment opportunities, and gain experience in relevant workplace environments. These are the goals of the Liberal Arts Bridge (LAB) Program.
History Department Funding for History Students
There is funding available for the 2021-2022 academic year from the History Department.
Please contact History Department Chair Professor Elena Songster at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Apply for Academic Credit:
- Fill out the online Internship Petition Form and find a faculty member who is willing to sponsor you during the internship. Your faculty sponsor and the Department Chair will need to sign the petition form as well.
- Discuss the expectations and terms of the internship with your faculty sponsor and agree to those terms as part of the course requirements. A bibliography of books read during the internship, a written report, set meetings with the sponsor, or a final exam may be expected in order to receive credit.
- Once the petition form is completed, you or your sponsor will forward it to the Registrar for final preparation.
- This petition is to be filed with the Registrar's Office no later than the end of drop/add period.
*Internships pursued for academic credit during the Summer term require a tuition payment. Only quarter-credit internships pursued during the Fall and Spring terms are free of charge.*
Contact the Career Center or Registrar's Office if you have questions!
*This information was pulled from the English Department's Internship page*
Career and Internship Resources
If none of the internships on this page are what you are looking for try looking on Linkedin, Handshake, a quick Google search, or even asking your professors!
Some internships you may also have to call and inquire about.