Internships & Funding
By upcoming deadline:
The application was posted on May 13, 2013 and is due September 8, 2013.
This museum, in Lowell, MA, has a few different internship positions available. They take interns on an as-needed basis.
You can help affect policy and change in your local community with an internship with City Hall Fellows. No deadline has been listed yet.
Located in Salem, MA, these internships are targeted for history, art history, architectural history, theater, and literature students. They have positions for interns during any time of the year, and their application deadline is rolling.
A competitive summer scholarship program in American history for outstanding college sophomores and juniors based in New York City. This is a great opportunity to conduct primary-source research and work closely with eminent scholars. History students Madalyn Baldanzi `08 and Kevin Kim '11 have participated in the program. Application deadline has passed.
Multiple internships are available at this estate run by the US Forest Service. Application deadline has passed.
Take a look at their letter and flier to the history department here. No deadlines listed.
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is always looking for volunteers.
This year's research theme at Columbia University has not yet been announced. The application deadline has not yet been announced.
Intern at the largest antebellum plantation in North Carolina. No deadlines listed.
There are two different kinds of internships are available here. One is more policy and the other more journalism. You can apply on their website. Deadline has not yet been announced.
Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth has many opportunities for History students. You can read more on the program and apply here. Their application for 2013 is not up yet, but in the past they've accepted applications until January and conducted interviews through May.
The Library of Congress may have opportunities for you!
Swarthmore history students have participated in this internship program in the past. Summer internships are not yet posted.
The project has multiple internships available. They will provide an opportunity for primary and secondary source research and editing historical documents. There are also web and digital internships available.
- Missouri State Archives Internship in African American History, deadline for summer 2013 has not yet been announced. However, 2012's deadline was April 2.
- Missouri State Archives 2013 Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society Internships, deadline has not yet been announced. However, 2012's deadline was April 2.
This museum in NYC has a number of internships and other opportunities throughout the year. Most occur during our semesters, but can be taken back to your communities. Deadline for summer has not yet been announced.
The NCPTT's internship page provides links to opportunities with a number of agencies, including the National Park Service. The page does not seem to be updated, but check back if you're interested. Here's 2012's internship page, as reference.
The internship page at the National Council on Public History website is regularly updated and provides you with the resource of having many internships listed on a single page.
Swarthmore history students have participated in this internship program with the Smithsonian Institution in the past. The application deadline for the summer has passed, but they have internships in every season.
Sponsored by the Native Nations Institute, these internships aim to encourage Native Americans and Alaska Native students to learn more about issues and take action on issues affecting tribal communities. The application deadline for the summer has passed.
The New York Historical Society hires a variety of interns for the summer.
The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum hires interns on a semester-by-semester basis.
The NC Museum of History hires a few interns each summer based on need. Their deadline for summer has not yet been announced, though there is a deadline listed of November 1.
Regularly seek counselors for their summer camp, which has a different theme each summer. Positions are seasonal and contractual. Counselors report to the Summer Camp Director. Questions and applications can be directed to Jenn Reifsteck. The application deadline for summer 2013 has yet to be announced.
A variety of internships are available at the PHMC, located in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. Swarthmore history students have participated in this program in the past. They have not yet announced their deadline, though last year's deadline was January 20.
Senators are often looking for interns. Udall offers internships in every season, in both Colorado and D.C. Application deadline for fall 2013 is July 31.
Senators are often looking for interns. Udall offers summer internships in every season, in both New Mexico and D.C. Application deadline for summer 2013 is has passed.
One of the first British settlements in America, St. Mary's City, in Maryland, is often looking for interns in a variety of fields. Application deadline for summer 2013 has not yet been announced.
Large directory of Smithsonian's many internship opportunities.
This conservancy aims to preserve the SS United States and often has internships available in DC, NYC, and Philadelphia.
Large directory of a variety of internships available to students interested in conservation work.
The Tudor Place in Washington, D.C., is always looking for volunteers. There are not any internship opportunities at this time.
This organization scours the internet for resources for young historians and presents history in multimedia formats. They have a few internships available which may involve archival research, writing, editing. The application deadline for 2013 has not yet been announced.
Valley Forge National Park in Valley Forge, PA, often offers multiple internships for students interested in public history and education. These are non-paid. The application deadline for summer 2013 has passed.
War News Radio generally hires students for the summer. No application deadline has been announced yet.
Application deadlines have passed:
This program is paid and is looking for undergraduates and graduates to be their summer interns. The application deadline for the summer has passed.
The CIA has a number of very competitive internships available to undergraduates. The applications need to be filled out nine to twelve months before the desired start date. Summer 2013 has a deadline has passed.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is always looking for volunteers. They also have some internship opportunities. Application deadline has passed.
Close to Washington, D.C., Mount Vernon hires six interns a summer. Some can be from a remote location. Deadline is has passed.
The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum always welcomes volunteers, but also hires interns all year long, but their summer internship application deadline has passed.
The History Programs Office at NASA is hiring interns for Summer, 2013. The deadline has passed.
Located in Chicago, The Newberry Library is looking for a variety of interns. Deadline for summer internships is has passed.
Examples of projects past interns have assisted with: the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's interactive web feature based on the U.S. citizenship exam and with the Smithsonian Archives and Gilder Lehrman Institute's web redesigns. Based in Philadelphia, they are looking for two American history interns this summer [pdf] and two HTML interns this summer [pdf]. Deadline to apply has passed.
The House has internship opportunities throughout the year, including in the summer. Feel free to contact them via email or by phone: 717-783-3866 with any questions or interest. Summer intership application deadline has passed.
The Scott County Historical Society in Minnesota is currently seeking interns, and the application deadline is has passed.
Located in Washington, DC, this Smithsonian Institution preserves American History through sound recordings. Swarthmore students have interned here in the past. The application deadline has passed.
The Supreme Court is seeking interns! Application deadline for the summer has passed, but they have internships for every time of year.
This historical society in Minnesota has paid internships available for the summer in Scandia and Stillwater, MN. The application deadline for summer 2013 has passed.
Walking through the city, you'll see them all the time. This page dedicates itself to cataloging all historical markers, so feel free to bring a camera and document where you've been and where you're going and what's happened there before.
This journal has no submission fee, but offers cash awards for the best writing. Run out of Stanford University, you can submit here.