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You can earn up to six units of history credit for internships that relate to the study of history if you are a history major. You may pursue an internship during the summer or during the fall or spring semesters.

Where can I intern?

Previous interns have worked for the Arizona Historical Society,  University of Arizona Press, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Center, the Arizona State Museum, the Office of History at the Davis Monthan Air Force Base,  and the Smithsonian Institution.

You may also seek out your own internship opportunities and, with prior approval from the history internship advisor, receive internship credit.

Internship Requirements

Three-unit internships (HIST 493) usually involve 10 hours per week working on location and 2 hours per week of related reading and writing. Each intern completes 15-20 pages of writing, some of which might be generated by the requirements of the internship work itself. Your work will be evaluated by a faculty member as well as by the on-site supervisor. Internship grades are S/P, C, D, E, I, and W.

How to apply:

1. Complete an internship application and return it to Prof. Katherine Morrissey (; mailbox in Chavez 415)  Submit your resumé and a cover letter along with your application form. Complete your application by the end of the preceding semester.
2. Be prepared for an interview.
3. Meet with Prof. Morrissey ( to set up a contract and sign up for internship credit. 


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Us

Department of History
Cesar E. Chavez
Main Office, Room 415 
1110 James E. Rogers Way
Tucson, AZ 85721
Tel: (520) 621-1586
Fax: (520) 621-2422