Internships give students hands-on experience in an occupational field through monitored work or service.  Along with volunteer work, summer service projects, research, summer jobs, and study abroad, they provide invaluable experiential learning and tools for career development.  

Internships may be paid or unpaid, for the summer or a semester, part of a large established program or crafted by or for an individual. History majors have access to a wide array of funding opportunities to help cover internship expenses.

Students who pursue internships and other experiential learning opportunities can often build those experiences into senior thesis research projects.  

Summer Internships

“The internship started as just something I was intrigued about, but it has shown me that I would like to pursue a career in government.”

—Margaret Swinehart, History Major

Fall and Spring Semester Internships

To intern during the academic year, students must be able to work on two different days of the week for a minimum of 6 hours per week, typically between 8:00 to 5:00. It is essential to factor in commute times when reviewing your availability schedule.

Getting Started

  • Apply early! The application process can take 2-3 weeks, and most local internship providers accept only 1 or 2 interns per semester.
  • To apply you will need the application, your resume, and a statement of interest.

Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jake Lundberg to lean more.