Internships, Jobs & Other Opportunities

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Here, you will find information about internships, jobs, and other opportunities outside the classroom that can help you develop skills and establish a network that will help you beyond life after grad school, whether you remain in academia or pursue a different path.

The following list shows organizations that frequently offer opportunities for History graduate students. Click on the links above to find opportunities available during the summer, or year-round (organized by application due date).



Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
The Simpson Center has a variety of funded opportunities aimed at developing skills in public scholarship and the digital humanities. Visit the Simpson Center website for a variety of opportunities during the summer and academic year.

Pathways for Students & Recent Graduates to Federal Careers
Find up-to-date lists of internships and job postings in the Federal Service. The internship program provides training and experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the federal government.

National Park Service Heritage Documentation Programs
Lists student jobs and paid internships for NPS Heritage Documentation in Washington, DC and throughout the United States. “Every year, HABS/HAER/HALS offers students and practitioners employment and professional training opportunities. Participants take with them a greater awareness and knowledge of historic buildings, structures, and sites, as well as the importance of ‘preservation through documentation.'”

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 applications due March 11.

Latino Heritage Program, Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF)
The Hispanic Access Foundation offers paid summer internships to train graduate and undergraduate students in the skills of  of cultural, historical, natural resource management.”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 Council on Public History
Lists jobs and internships nationwide as they become available. Listings can be sorted by location, job type, and field.

Society for History in the Federal Government
Lists and describes hundreds of internship opportunities, most paid, in federal history offices. The web site includes a guide that lists opportunities by federal office (i.e. Department of Justice, State Department, etc.); consult individual agencies’ websites for further guidelines.

Society for Scholarly Publishing
Lists internships and other opportunities (paid and unpaid) at academic presses in the US, Canada, and the UK