Internships・Employment

Internships offer students the ability to see how they might use their history degree after graduation. History majors work for museums, public and private schools, city and county government offices, law firms, investment companies, charitable organizations, and historical societies.

Updated 11/13/2018

  • LIVE. LEARN. INTERN in Washington, DC this Summer! Public Policy + Economics Academic Internship Program
    Hosted by The Fund for American Studies
    www.DCinternships.org/PublicPolicy 
    Full Scholarships (Leadership Scholars Program) Deadline: January 15
    Priority Deadline: February 12

    Spend your summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The 8-week program allows students to intern in the field of public policy while earning academic credit in economics and government.

    LIVE
    You will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

    LEARN
    Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits this summer. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level government, foreign policy and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

    INTERN
    An internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. We have been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

    Internship placements include:
    •    Federal agencies
    •    Congressional offices
    •    Policy groups and think tanks
    •    Government relations offices
    •    Non-governmental and nonprofit organizations

    CONNECT
    Who you know does matter – especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

    We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:
    •    Mentor Program with DC professionals
    •    Professional Development Seminars
    •    Roundtable Discussions + Networking Receptions
    •    Site Briefings at key Washington Institutions including Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve and State Department

    ALUMNI TESTIMONIALS
    “Every week there’s something new, something that will help my future wherever it may lead. Everything from meeting TFAS alumni to hearing what grad school recruiters are looking for has helped me understand what I want to do with my future. I have made several professional contacts through these events and have already started to reach out to them. There is no way I could have been able to interact with this variety of people just going through the summer with a normal D.C. internship.”
    Conner Foote, William Jewell College
    Intern, Navajo Nation

    “My internship was an amazing opportunity; not only did I get to develop skills that are crucial in the professional world, but it opened doors that I can access in the future. It gave me the opportunity to meet individuals that provided me with new perspectives on the field I am interested in.”
    Dacia Medley, Florida Atlantic University
    Intern, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    FULL/PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS + APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 
    The Fund for American Studies strives to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarships are awarded based on need and merit with over 80% of students receiving full or partial funding. Full scholarships are available through our Leadership Scholars Program.

    The Leadership Scholars Summer Program deadline is January 15 and the Priority Deadline is February 12. To learn more and to begin an online application, please visitwww.DCinternships.org. Questions can be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Position Available: Blair Academy announces an opening for a Wintersession Teaching Intern.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, collegial and mature college senior who wishes to work for 3 weeks (January 5-26) with a diverse group of high school students and adults in a dynamic and collaborative academic setting. The intern will be housed in the guest room of a Blair faculty member, and all meals will be provided. The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • Strong academic performance in a discipline that is currently part of Blair’s curriculum
  • Previous experience in residential life and/or student instruction (e.g., camp counselor, summer school instructor, tutor)
  • High-level experience in a sport or extracurricular activity that we currently offer at Blair
  • Demonstrated leadership experience as a team captain, club officer, or resident advisor

How to Apply:  First, send a résumé expressing your interest to Lorry Perry, Dean of Faculty, at perryl@blair.edu.  Follow up with an e-mail including a letter of interest, transcripts (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 letters of recommendation.

  • TEFL Certification: VolunQuest is giving away four scholarships to eligible recipients to earn their TEFL Certificate in Isla Mujeres, January 3 – June 30, 2019. (https://mailchi.mp/volunquest/spring-internship-opportunity-for-recent-and-upcoming-graduates-a4j1f73czb?e=57fd15e6f3)
  • City Internships: “For this academic year, we’ll be offering Winter, Spring and Summer Programs in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston & San Francisco. All of our Programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student.  Our programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.  www.city-internships.com
  • Teaching: Every year Carney, Sandoe & Associates helps match candidates with thousands of teaching positions in all primary and secondary school subjects. Teacher certification is not required; we are looking for students with an undergraduate or graduate degree in the subject they would like to teach (i.e. English, History, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Spanish, etc.). At Lafayette, hosting an information session on November 13th from 7-8 pm, and conducting informational interviews on November 14th.
  • Summer Internship at the Ronald Reagan Institute
  • PennEnvironment is a statewide non-profit group working for clean air, clean water, and protecting the outdoor places that make Pennsylvania
    great.  It’s quick and easy to apply today! <https://workforprogress.org/voter-contact/>

    • Pay ranges from $15-17 an hour, and we also have leadership positions available. We’re hiring for both full and part time positions. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the environment and public health to make an impact while gaining valuable experience, boosting their resume, and earning money. Flora Cardoni   Citizen Outreach Director   Work for Progress  Bethlehem, PA  M: (716) 830-9079
  • Pennsylvania Archives/History Internship http://www.pahousefellowship.us/in Harrisburg, PA in the State Capitol. Rolling deadline. Paid summer internships available.

STUDENT RESEARCH Prizes, Conferences, Venues

Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society) Conference: April 27, 2019

The Alpha Xi Gamma Chapter at Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York cordially invites you to the 2019 Phi Alpha Theta New York-New Jersey Regional Conference, which will be held on Saturday, April 27 starting at 10:15 a.m. Call for Papers:  All faculty and chapter members are invited to submit paper proposals on topics of interest.  Panels currently are open and will be finalized based on paper submissions.  Possible topics include regional studies such as the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  Thematic studies in areas such as Historiography, Diplomacy, Military History, Public History, and Digital History are also welcome.  Paper proposals should be submitted as an abstract of no more than 500 words.  The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, January 31.  All presentations must be between 15 and 30 minutes in duration.  Papers for accepted proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, March 15.

NCUR (NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION) 

Present your research at a national conference with undergraduates from around the United States. The college funds travel and registration expenses. Apply in mid-October.

THE ELIE WIESEL FOUNDATION PRIZE IN ETHICS ESSAY CONTEST 2019 PAPER DEADLINE DEC. 14

Five prizes for undergraduate essays on any topic related to ethics and ethical problems.