History Internships

Hands-on experience is the hallmark of professionalization, and we understand the importance it has for employers. The History Program has had tremendous success in arranging internships for which students receive credit by enrolling in HIST 4940 History Internship.

We pair students both with faculty research projects as well as with community and nation-wide partners. These internships allow the students to use the skills they have learned in the classroom and to hone new skills that can be utilized in both the private and public sector.

Depending upon the internship, students will learn:

  • Project management
  • Editing and publishing
  • Data collection
  • Digital production 
  • Archival processing
  • Museum curation
  • Exhibit research and development
  • Museum administration
  • Museum public outreach
  • Rare book cataloging
  • Oral history methodology

Professor Carlson and students


Nationwide we have partnered with:

  • NASM: Washington DC
  • NARA: Atlanta

  • Philmont Boy Scout Museum: New Mexico

Student interns