Internship – HIST 799

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

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



Registration Restrictions

9 hours of graduate study, 3.5 or higher GPA, and approval of graduate program director


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

Textbook readings

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum

This discussion board is unique in that it requires students to post three original threads, and students are encouraged to reply to peers as relevant, but not required. This assignment is due at 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday of Module/Week 4 (MLO: C).


There are two journals in this course. Journals are reflective in nature and should be written to the full answering of the prompt. Students will complete a journal in the first and last week of the course. These are due at 11:59 PM (EST) on the final night of the module (MLO: C).

Publication Project

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 (MLO: A, C).

Book Review/Annotation

After reading the assigned chapters in the course textbook, students should write a brief annotation of these chapters and conclude with a section that analyzes how these historians have methodized their approach of history. This second section makes up the largest portion of the assignment (MLO: B, D).

Networking Assignment/Reflection

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 (MLO: B & C).

Internship Handbook

The student will write a handbook training future interns to serve in their internship location. This handbook should be long enough to cover expectations, policies, training, culture, mission, etc. (MLO: A).

Internship Log

Student will log at least 150 hours in service to their intern location/organization (MLO: C).

Supervisors Evaluation

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/evalution (MLO: C).