Internship – HIST 799

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 05/18/2022

Course Description

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

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


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.

Course Assignment

Readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to post 4 original threads as directed throughout the course. The student is encouraged to reply to peers as relevant, but this is not required.

Publication Project Assignment

The student will find 10 academic, history journals/sources and summarize the rules for publishing in these academic journals. The student should include at least 5 of the 10 that allow for doctoral student publication.

Book Synopsis Assignment

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

Networking Reflection Assignment

The student will identify, attend, and reflect on 1 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 instructor.

Internship Log Assignment

The student will log at least 150 hours in service to his or her intern location/organization.

Supervisor's Evaluation Assignment

The student will provide his or her supervisor with a template for his or her evaluation during the course of his or her internship. This evaluation will then be provided to the instructor for the student's grade/evaluation.