Internship – HIST 799

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/08/2022

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for students to attain real world experience working on tasks specific to their discipline.




This internship requires 150 hours of work in a historical field. It is intended to give students hands on opportunities to practice their craft in a field related to their study and vocational aspirations. Historical internships can give students opportunities with fields such as public history, archival work, library and reference work, professional research/writing, archaeology, national park service, and educational institutions.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate publishing projects/opportunities within the historical profession.
  2. Articulate the role of the Christian in a historical profession.
  3. Explain the significance of their internship work in relation to the larger discipline of history.
  4. Apply historical methodologies to professional settings.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussion Assignments (3)

These discussion assignments are unique in that it requires students to post three original threads as directed throughout the course. Students are encouraged to reply to peers as relevant, but not required.

Publication Project Assignment

Students will find ten academic, history journals/sources and summarize the rules for publishing in these academic journals. Students should include at least five of the ten that allow for doctoral student publication.

Book Synopsis Assignment

After reading the assigned chapters in the course textbook, students will complete this assignment in two parts: Chapter Annotation and Historical Methodology.

Networking Reflection Assignment

Students will identify, attend, and reflect on one historical networking opportunity throughout the course of the internship class. The locations for these can vary and will often include regional or national historical society meetings. Special exceptions must be approved by the professor.

Internship Log Assignment

Students will log at least 150 hours in service to their intern location/organization.

Supervisors Evaluation Assignment

Students will provide their supervisor with a template for their evaluation during the course of their internship. This evaluation will then be provided to the professor for the students grade/evaluation.