Internships offer History students the opportunity to acquire practical experience in history-related fields and learn about the kinds of careers for which a major in History offers excellent preparation.
History 464 Internship in History for academic credit
The Department offers HIST 464 as a regular course. In recent years, students have completed internships at such locations as UD’s Center for Historic Architecture and Design, W. L. Gore and Associates Corporate Archives, the Hagley Museum and Library, the New Castle Historical Society, and the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Most HIST464 internship placements are developed by students, themselves, or by students in consultation with HIST’s Undergraduate Studies Chair or other History Department professors. Students interested in internship placements, should feel free to contact Professor Jesus Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the History Department administrative office at 302-831-2371 for further information.
On an occasional basis, the Department also offers HIST 464 as a regular course, with enrollment by consent of its instructor. When HIST 464 is offered as a course, the instructor places students in internships but also holds some class sessions on campus.
The E. Lyman Stewart Internships
competitively awarded, $3500 stipends given to sophomore, junior or
senior History majors for internships at local historical societies,
museums, libraries, archives, or historic sites. You do not have to be
seeking a career in museums or public history to apply for these
internships. In recent years, students have completed Stewart
Internships at such locations as the Delaware Historical Society, the Hagley Museum and Library, and the George Read II House & Gardens in Historic New Castle.
summer, three paid internships for undergraduate majors in the
Department of History are being offered at three Delaware museums and
historical societies. The stipend for each of these internships is
$3,500 for 225 hours of work, to be scheduled with the host museum. You
will be paid through the university and will keep track of your hours
through the UDTime.
Please contact Ms. Meg Hutchins at email@example.com for more information on the Stewart Internships. Please fill out our online form to apply. Application submissions are due no later than March 10, 2019. Interview night will be held March 22, 2019.
Smithsonian Institution Fellowship and Internship Programs
Programs are numerous and constantly changing. For more information, go to https://www.smithsonianofi.com/ or call the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070.
Students may also seek internship opportunities through the Career Services Center. If completed in conjunction with UNIV 364, the internship fulfills the DLE requirement.
For further information about internships, please contact your History advisor in the History Department Office.
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Please read the UDaily Article about Exciting History Internships.