Internships & Funding
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The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is always looking for volunteers. They also have some internship opportunities. Application deadline for summer 2016 is April 1.
The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum always welcomes volunteers, but also hires interns all year long. The the spring deadline is December 1, fall deadline is August 1, and summer deadline is April 1.
The application deadline for summer is sometime in January, for the spring is sometime in September, and for the fall is April 17.
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 is April 24.
Another Smithsonian institution in Washington, D.C., this archive hires a variety of interns. Deadline for the summer February 25, for the spring is October 1, and for the fall is June 1.
Multiple internships are available at this estate run by the US Forest Service. Application deadline is March 1 for the summer and June 1 for the fall.
The History Programs Office at NASA is hiring interns throughout the year. The deadline for the summer is February 1, for the spring is October 1, and for the fall is June 1.
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. Deadlines for 2016 are February 1 for summer and June 1 for fall 2016.
The Supreme Court is seeking interns! Application deadlines for the Judicial Internship are February 10 for the summer, October 20 for the spring, and June 10 for the fall. Curatorial Internship deadlines are March 28 for the summer, October 30 for the spring, and July 15 for the fall.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has a variety of internships available for the summer. The application deadline for summer is March 1, for spring is November 1, and for fall is July 1.
Swarthmore history students have participated in this internship program with the Smithsonian Institution in the past. The application deadline for the summer is March 1, for the spring is October 15, and for the fall is July 1.
Located in Chicago, The Newberry Library is looking for a variety of interns. Deadline for summer internships is February 28, for the spring internships is December 1, and for the fall is August 24.
This museum, in Lowell, MA, has a few different internship positions available. They take interns on an as-needed basis, and currently have a few positions posted with a rolling deadline.
The internship page at the Arctic Studies Center is regularly updated and provides you with opportunities regarding the Arctic. Often, the application deadlines are rolling.
Gain insight on what happens at a small historical society. Take on numerous roles and engage in work catered to your strengths and interests. Apply for an internship with Chadds Ford Historical Society, located south of campus just before the Delaware border. 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.
Intern at the largest antebellum plantation in North Carolina. No deadlines listed for summer 2016 yet.
There are a number of different kinds of internships are available here. You can apply on their website. Deadline appears to be rolling.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hires interns all year long.
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 2016 is up and they hire until they fill all the positions they need.
Swarthmore history students have participated in this internship program in the past. Summer internships for 2016 have been posted, though due dates are not clear.
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. They have fall and spring internships with deadlines, and then general internships that are rolling.
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 summer 2016 has not yet been announced.
The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum hires interns on a semester-by-semester, rolling basis.
The NC Museum of History hires a few interns each summer based on need. Their deadline for summer is not listed.
This presidential library in Ohio has internships available for the summer. The application deadline appears to be rolling.
Located in Washington, DC, this Smithsonian Institution is closely connected with the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. You can find out more about their internships here. The application deadline for the summer has passed, and is rolling for the rest of the year.
Located in Washington, DC, this Smithsonian Institution preserves American History through sound recordings. Swarthmore students have interned here in the past. The application deadline for the summer has passed and is rolling for the remainder of the year.
This conservancy aims to preserve the SS United States and often has internships available in DC, NYC, and Philadelphia. Their deadline is rolling.
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. Deadline is not listed.
The Scott County Historical Society in Minnesota is always seeking interns, and the application deadline for summer 2016 has yet to be announced.
The Studio for Southern California History hires a variety of interns for the summer, including research, graphics, and education. No deadline is listed yet.
Large directory of a variety of internships available to students interested in conservation work. The Career Discovery Internship Program focuses on college first- and second-years; the Aramark Sustainability Internships prefer juniors, seniors, and recent graduates; and the NPS Academy is more intensive and provides a program that leads to career development. Applications are accepted year-round.
The Tudor Place in Washington, D.C., is currently look for interns. Application deadline is not listed.
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 2016 has not yet been announced.
Senators are often looking for interns. Udall offers summer internships in every season, in both New Mexico and D.C. In NM, Senator Udall accepts applications for the fall and the summer on a rolling basis. Application deadline for summer 2016 in DC has passed.
War News Radio generally hires students for the summer. No application deadline has been announced yet.
The Arden Craft Shop and Museum always welcomes volunteers, and occasionally hires interns.
Take a look at their letter and flier to the history department [pdf]. 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.
The Lewes Historical Society in Lewes, DE, has a number of internships available each summer. Application deadline has passed.
The Library of Congress may have opportunities for you!
Missouri's archives have a number of internships available. No deadlines listed.
Large directory of various internship opportunities throughout the country. These include positions at presidential libraries and regional archives.
The internship page at the National Conference of State Legislatures website is regularly updated and provides you with the resource of having many internships within state legislatures listed on a single page.
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.
Large directory of Smithsonian's many internship opportunities, including online internships that can be done remotely.
Application deadlines have passed:
The American University in Cairo has a number of internship opportunities available every year. They provide interns the opportunity to work within an international university and learn Arabic. Deadline has passed.
This program is paid and is looking for undergraduates and graduates to be their summer interns. The application deadline for summer 2016 has passed.
This presidential library in Kansas has internships available for the summer. The application deadline for summer 2016 has not yet been posted.
You can help affect policy and change in your local community with an internship with City Hall Fellows. Deadline has not yet been announced.
This presidential library in Kansas has internships available for the summer. The application deadline for summer 2016 has not yet been announced.
A competitive summer scholarship internship program in American history for outstanding graduating college seniors 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.
This program, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is designed to help usher students into graduate school. If you think you're interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences, or fine arts, this might be an excellent way to introduce you to the rigors or test the waters. The deadline has passed.
The NCPTT's internship page provides links to opportunities with a number of agencies, including the National Park Service. A deadline for 2016 has passed.
The New York Historical Society hires a variety of interns for the summer. Deadline has passed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for summer 2016 has passed.
They also regularly seek interns. Deadline has passed.
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. The deadline for summer 2016 has passed.
This historical society in Minnesota has
paid internships available for the summer in Scandia and Stillwater, MN. The application deadline for summer 2016 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.