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Earn up to six units of credit and gain real-world skills while interning as a History major. For fall 2020, virtual and in-person internships are possible.
Where Can I Intern?
2020 Virtual Internship Opportunities
Various museums, historical societies, libraries and other institutions are offering virtual internships, which allow students to participate in an internship with an institution while working from home. A Google Docs spreadsheet listing virtual internships for Fall 2020 has been updated.
Some of our students had previously found internships with the following organizations:
- Arizona Historical Society
- University of Arizona Press
- Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Center
- Arizona State Museum
- Office of History at Davis Monthan Air Force Base
- Smithsonian Institution
Want to do an internship in a museum abroad? Check out the University of Westminster study abroad program in London, which places all visiting students in internships throughout the city.
Found Your Own?
You may also seek out your own internship opportunities and, with prior approval from the history internship advisor, receive internship credit. A good source for internship opportunities is the National Council on Public History and Archives Gig.
- Complete HIST 493: Internship (3 units); You can get 6 units of credit with special permission
- 10 hours/week working virtually and/or on site (18 hours/week if 6 units)
- Keep a journal of your experiences
- Meet monthly via phone or Zoom with Marya McQuirter, Internship Advisor
- Evaluation by your on-site supervisor
- Grades of S/P, C, D, E, I, or W will be given upon completion
How to Apply for Credit
- Complete an internship application and submit it to Marya McQuirter (email@example.com; mailbox in Chávez 415).
- Once you have found an internship site, complete an Internship Work Plan Form. There are sections for students, site supervisors and Professor McQuirter to complete. Reach out to Professor McQuirter for assistance with completion.
- Once the Work Plan Form is completed and emailed to Professor McQuirter, she will register you for the class.
- For Fall 2020, students may be able to have internships in person, after completion of a COVID-19 waiver form signed by student and site supervisor.