History Internship – HIST 699

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/15/2022

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for students to attain real world experience working on tasks specific to their discipline. This experience will help prepare students to be competitive on the job market upon graduation.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The internship gives students opportunities to gain a working knowledge of the field of history, and it enables them to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Internship Assessment Assignment

The student will write a 3–4-page Internship Assessment paper according to the Turabian style. At least 2 scholarly sources must be used. This assignment gives the student a chance to consider his/her internship in perspective. The student will describe the location, goals, duties, and setting of the internship, and he/she will focus on how the location was chosen, how it will serve his/her future vocational aspirations, and how it will advance his/her Christian worldview.

Log and Update Assignments (8)

Throughout the course, the student must submit 8 Log and Update Assignments. Each submission must contain a brief written overview of the work or research completed over the previous week of the internship. This overview should not exceed 1 paragraph. In addition, the student must submit a work log of all the hours completed over the previous week. This log must be signed by the student’s internship supervisor. A form for this assignment is provided.

Final Paper Assignment

The student will write an 8–10-page Final Paper according to the Turabian style that can be completed in a number of different ways. The paper can be a research paper springing from the student’s internship work/research. Alternatively, it can be a detailed reflection on the student’s overall experience throughout the internship. For either of these 2 options, the student must discuss how the experience has shaped his/her perspective on historical methodology and modern approaches to historical research. At least 5 scholarly sources must be used.

Supervisor Evaluation Assignment

At the end of the internship, the student’s internship supervisor must complete the Supervisor Evaluation form. The supervisor must completely fill out the form, sign it, and give it to the student, who will submit it for the faculty advisor to review.