Internships and Career Development Opportunities

Here you can find internship opportunities for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences arranged by application due date.

This calendar lists internship opportunities by the month in which applications have been due in the past. Check websites to determine availability and deadlines.

Note: Applications for internships and other programs are often due several months in advance. Exact dates of applications may change; please check website in advance for exact due dates



  • Library of Congress Junior Fellows Intern Program summer internship, Washington, D.C.; carries a small stipend. Fellows work under the direction of Library curators and specialists to explore the LOC’s digital initiatives and expand access to the library’s collections and resources.


  • Latino Heritage Program, Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) paid summer internship, various locations, United States. “HAF will select and oversee twenty three highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to work alongside NPS historians, interpreters, archaeologists, architects, and curators on cultural resources projects in different park units, offices and historical sites throughout the nation…” All costs covered in addition to stipend.
  • National Park Service Maritime Documentation Project, Washington, D.C. paid summer internship. “The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The selected recipient will serve as either a historian preparing researched historical reports or as an architect preparing measured drawings…” Recipient will receive a stipend of $7,000-10,000 for a 12-week period.


  • NEH Summer Programs educational opportunity; stipend. Each summer the NEH offers tuition-free seminars covering a variety of humanities topics to educators. Doctoral students are among these participants. The NEH provides stipends $1,200-$3,900 to cover expenses for these one to five week long programs.
  • National Park Service Heritage Documentation Programs paid summer work/internship. “Heritage Documentation Programs seeks applications from qualified students for 2016 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the country…” Opportunities available throughout the United States. 2016 deadline is March 7.
  • National Parks Historic Preservation Internship Training Program paid summer internships at various locations throughout the United States. “The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in cultural resource management programs in the National Park Service headquarters, field offices, and parks, and in other federal agencies.” 2016 deadline is March 11.
  • The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. summer internship. Applications due March 1; most opportunities are unpaid.



  • American Society for Environmental History paid summer internships. The ASEH offers paid summer internships for graduate students to conduct historical research for private companies and NGOs.
  • Washington Stories Fund (WA), Humanities Washington grant opportunity. $5,000 grant to produce a public history project. “The purpose of the Washington Stories Fund is to record and share with the broader community the little-known stories of people or groups whose contributions add to the cultural richness and health of Washington State…” Read more. Letter of intent for 2016 is due May 13th. Full application due June 27.


  • Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School educational opportunity, some scholarships available. The Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School curriculum is designed to attract participants from all walks of life, from novices with little background in the field but who possess a love for heritage and a desire to learn, to undergraduate and graduate students, to practicing cultural resource professionals. The University of Oregon’s Historic Preservation Program developed this Field School to provide participants with the opportunity to experience preservation firsthand.






  • The Simpson Center for the Humanities summer fellowship & grant opportunities for public projects in the humanities, digital humanities projects, and attendance at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute in Victoria, B.C. The Society of Scholars academic year fellowship is also considered during this funding round; applications open in October.