The National History Center Internship Program welcomes students to help us bring history into broader public conversation about current events and the shared futures of the United States and the wider world. We expose history students to the varied possibilities for careers in history. Our interns work on the Center’s Congressional briefings program, communications, and nonprofit management. The skills they gain during their time with us help them pursue careers inside and outside the field of history.
Besides the practical skills in new technologies, writing, and professional communications that interns gain with us, they have opportunities to attend Congressional briefings and seminars given by leading historians. In addition, interns build a strong network within the community of historians in academia, the government, and public history institutions.
Internships are unpaid. All interns receive a free student membership in the American Historical Association, the parent organization of the National History Center.
If you are interested in applying please contact the Center’s assistant directer, Amanda Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students with a focus on history are preferred (history majors or minors or history graduate students).
The deadline to apply for a summer internship is March 15.
The deadline to apply for a fall internship is June 15.
The deadline to apply for a spring internship is October 15.
Read about the experiences of some of our previous interns
Cristina Belli (Summer 2015): The Past for the Present
Chelsea Tegels (Summer 2015): Connecting Young Historians
Emily Feeney (Spring 2015): Developing Creativity within a History Internship
Zack Toland (Fall 2014 – Fall 2016): Interning at the National History Center
Chris Ring (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015): Getting to Know History From the Inside
Past interns: Nicole Carroll (Summer 2014); Christine Kelly (Fall 2011 – Fall 2012); Christina Lastres (Spring 2013); Michael Pierce (Fall 2012 – Spring 2013): Checking in with Former National History Center Interns