We update this page regularly with internship and extracurricular opportunities for students! We encourage our students to try and take part in some form of extracurricular opportunity before they graduate because we believe it will help students excel in their future careers. 

For further information on careers for history majors take a look at this website from the American Historical Association:

https://www.historians.org/teaching-and-learning/why-study-history/careers-for-history-majors

OPPORTUNITIES

Updated 3/13/19

George Mason University Online Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities 

  • The Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, has created a fully online Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities.  The program trains students in the digital skills and tools that are increasingly essential to careers in education, public history, libraries, publishing and many kinds of government and non-profit work.   This 15-credit program consists of three online courses followed by a remote internship with a unit of the Smithsonian Institution.  Because it is both online and part-time, students can pursue it while working or attending another graduate program.  The certificate can also be combined with our own History M.A. program.
     
     
    For a short video about the program, click here.
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Bard MAT Masters of Arts in Teaching 

  • Main link: https://www.bard.edu/mat/ny/
    The BardMAT are seeking students who are passionate about studying history at the graduate level because they believe that great teachers have a solid foundation in the subject matter they teach. The curriculum of the program gives equal weight to graduate study in history and education. At the same time, their students spend the better part of the year learning to teach with the guidance of Bard supervisors and mentor teachers in partner schools in New York’s Hudson Valley. It’s an intensive but supportive program, and they’ve been successful— their graduates get jobs and stay in education

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Penn Environment Internship 

  • Internships to Protect our Environment

If you care about the environment and want to make a difference, apply to be a PennEnvironment intern today.

What do interns with PennEnvironment do?  You’ll help us educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.  If you agree that it’s time to solve environmental problems, the best thing you can do to get involved is to apply to be a PennEnvironment intern today. We’re currently hiring for the Spring and Summer of 2019.

As an intern:

o You’ll learn how to push for smart solutions to environmental problems, and build the public support it takes to win

o You’ll work side-by- side with one of our advocates, learning the ropes.

o You’ll reach out to and engage with citizens to leverage grassroots power

o And you’ll attend briefings and trainings to learn even more about environmental issues and gain organizing skill

We’re hiring interns in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and have sister organizations in many cities across the country. Apply Today! (And specify PA in the application).

You can also email flora@pennenvironment.org for more information!

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C3 Undergraduate Fellowship Program 

The  C3  Undergraduate  Fellowship   Program  provides  paid  and  mentored   graduate-­‐‑level research  experience,  and   training  towards  applying  and  succeeding   in  graduate  school.   The Fellowship  is  open  to  rising  juniors  and   seniors  from  LADO  colleges  with  an  interest  in   conducting  research  in  the  arts,  humanities,   humanistic  social  sciences  and  math.     Students from  groups  that  are  historically   underrepresented  in  the  academy  are  especially   encouraged to  apply.  For  details,  visit:   http://C3TransformHigherEd.org

Two summer months at Columbia U, UC Berkeley, U Chicago, or U Michigan

Mentored research project combined with research assistantship

GRE and graduate school application preparation

Weekly seminars, workshops, and group events

Presentation of research results at final research symposium

Stipend, campus housing, and transportation provided

2019 Program Dates

  • Columbia U: June 2 – Aug 3
  • UC Berkeley: June 10 – Aug 3
  • U Chicago: June 10 – Aug 10
  • U Michigan: May 28 –July 24

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Moravian Historical Society

The third oldest historical society in Pennsylvania, the Moravian Historical Society is a not-forprofit organization that shares over 500 years of fascinating Moravian contributions to worldwide culture through educational programs, guided tours, engaging museum exhibits, and public activities. Since 1857, the Moravian Historical Society has actively served the wider community as a leader in Moravian historic preservation and education. We care for over 20,000 objects, including paintings, rare books, musical instruments, decorative arts, and more.
An internship with the Moravian Historical Society will provide experience with museum management and development. Semester-long internships include a journal, a project, and a presentation of the outcomes to the historical society staff and interested stakeholders. All internships can count for college credit, and are unpaid.

Winter/Spring 2019 internship opportunities:

1. Curatorial Intern: Prepare our exhibition History in Miniature to travel throughout the Lehigh Valley.

2. Collections and Archives Intern: Locate and inventory collection objects in our third floor storage and using Past Perfect collection management software.

3. Research Intern: Work with team to research upcoming exhibitions.

4. Events Intern: Work with events manager to plan and implement major fundraising events; works with local businesses to develop sponsorships.

5. Marketing Intern: Write press releases, social media updates, and graphic design work.

6. Education Intern: Help develop educational programs for school and youth groups.

Requirements:

  • A weekly journal detailing work done at MHS.
  • Project related to your internship, such as a catalog, research paper, technical pamphlet, labels, etc.
  • Candidate must have good communication skills, attention to detail, ability to follow specific processes, research skills, and ability to work independently.
  • Proper etiquette and use of social media platforms is a must.To apply: Submit cover

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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.

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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)

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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

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Summer Internship at the Ronald Reagan Institute

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Pennsylvania Archives/History Internship http://www.pahousefellowship.us/in Harrisburg, PA in the State Capitol. Rolling deadline. Paid summer internships available.