Internships & Funding
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Located in New York, NY, they have a number of internships available. Four positions are currently open until filled.
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 often looking for interns to join their team. They currently have two internship positions available for Interactive Design, Animation, and Unity Development. Apply now!
They also take other interns on a rolling basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
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 internship page at the Arctic Studies Center is regularly updated and provides you with opportunities regarding the Arctic. Often, the application deadlines are rolling.
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.
This presidential library in Ohio has internships available for the summer. The application deadline appears to be rolling.
NMAJH has a number of internships available in the summer, but also provides paid internships throughout the school year. Rolling deadline.
The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum hires interns on a semester-by-semester, rolling basis.
Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth has many opportunities for History students. You can read more on the program and apply. They begin review of new applicants for 2018 in December.
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 is January 22.
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 for 2018 is January 31.
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 2018 is January 31.
Located in Philadelphia, these internships are targeted for individuals interested in learning the inner workings of a metropolitan museum. They have some limited stipends available, though they do consider it a volunteer position. Their application deadline is January 31.
The History Programs Office at NASA is hiring interns throughout the year. The deadline for the spring is October 1, for the fall is June 1, and for the summer is February 1.
Join recent students who have taken a deep dive into the National Security Archive! Deadline is February 7.
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 email@example.com. The application deadline for summer 2018 has not yet been announced.
They also regularly seek interns. Deadline is February 9.
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 is February 9.
Another Smithsonian institution in Washington, D.C., this archive hires a variety of interns. Deadline for the spring is October 1, for the fall is June 1, and for the summer is February 25.
The Lewes Historical Society in Lewes, DE, has a number of internships available each summer. Application deadline will likely be in March.
Multiple internships are available at this estate run by the US Forest Service. Application deadline is June 1 for the fall and March 1 for the summer.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has a variety of internships available for the summer. The application deadline for spring is November 1, for fall is August 1, and for summer is March 1.
Swarthmore history students have participated in this internship program with the Smithsonian Institution in the past. The application deadline for the spring is October 15, for the fall is July 1, and for the summer is March 1.
The NC Museum of History hires a few interns each year based on need. Their deadline for spring is November 1, for fall is July 1, and for summer is March 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 spring is November 1, for fall is June 1, and for summer is March 1.
The Supreme Court is seeking interns! Application deadlines are October 15 for the spring, June 15 for the fall, and March 1 for the summer.
Located in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is looking for some interns. Deadlines are as early as March 9.
As with most of the Smithsonian Institutions, NMAAHC hires interns. Deadlines are October 15 for the spring, July 15th for the fall, and March 15 for the summer.
Located in Chicago, The Newberry Library is looking for a variety of interns. Deadline for the spring internships is January 15, for the fall is September 10, and for the summer is March 15.
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is always looking for volunteers. They also have some internship opportunities. Application deadline for summer is March 15.
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 is March 15, 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 is March 15 and is rolling for the remainder of the year.
One of the first British settlements in America, St. Mary's City, in Maryland, is often looking for interns in a variety of fields throughout the year. Summer application deadline is usually in April.
A museum dedicated to the craftsman, Wharton Esherick, just outside of Philadelphia. See this flier for more information on the Collections Management Internship and the Marketing and Communications Internship available. Deadline is April 1.
The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum always welcomes volunteers, but also hires interns all year long. The spring deadline is December 1, the fall deadline is August 1, and the summer deadline is April 1.
This presidential library in Kansas has internships available for the summer. The application deadline for summer is April 15.
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. The spring deadline is December 31, the fall deadline is August 31, and the summer deadline is May 30.
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. Deadline is May 31.
This program is paid and is looking for undergraduates and graduates to be their summer interns. The application deadline has not yet been announced.
This presidential library in Atlanta,GA, has internships available all year round. The application deadline for summer 2018 has not been announced.
A competitive summer scholarship internship program in American history for high school and college students 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 not yet been announced.
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Swarthmore history students have participated in this internship program in the past. No deadline for 2018 is listed.
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.
Missouri's archives have a number of internships available. No deadlines listed.
Philadelphia's Mutter Museum has internships, but check back in with this museum of oddities and curiousities to see if you can help out.
The NCPTT's internship page provides links to opportunities with a number of agencies, including the National Park Service. The deadline for 2018 has not been announced.
The New-York Historical Society hires a variety of interns for the summer. Deadline for summer internships has not been announced.
Located in Glen Mills, PA, Newlin Grist Mill hires a variety of interns. No deadline has been announced.
This conservancy aims to preserve the SS United States and often has internships available in DC, NYC, and Philadelphia. Their deadline has not yet been listed.
The Scott County Historical Society in Minnesota is always seeking interns, and the application deadline for summer has yet to be announced.
Intern at the largest antebellum plantation in North Carolina. No deadlines listed for summer 2018 yet.
The Studio for Southern California History hires a variety of interns for the summer, including research, graphics, and education. No deadline is listed yet.
The Tudor Place in Washington, D.C., is currently look for interns. Only fall applications are listed. Summer applications and deadlines are not listed.
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 the summer in DC has not yet been announced but is usually in February.
L'ville's Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships seeks interns most years. Last year's deadline was in November, but nothing is listed for 2018 internships yet.
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 has not yet been announced.
War News Radio generally hires students for the summer. No application deadline has been announced yet.
This historical society in Minnesota often has paid internships available for the summer in Scandia and Stillwater, MN. The application deadline for the summer has not yet been announced but is often in April.
Close to Washington, D.C., Mount Vernon hires many interns in archeology and other areas every summer. Some can be from a remote location. Deadline for summer has not yet been announced but is often in May.
The Arden Craft Shop and Museum always welcomes volunteers, and occasionally hires interns.
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is always looking for volunteers.
The Library of Congress may have opportunities for you!
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.
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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.