A completed application consists of:

  1. Application cover page.
  2. An essay of approximately 500-750 words. Explain your interest in the projects you have selected, and your background and qualifications to undertake the proposed project(s) for which you apply. Please include information on both the academic skills you can bring to the project(s) and any additional experiences you have had that are relevant.
  3. A resume or CV.
  4. Official copy of transcript (both undergraduate and graduate, if relevant).
  5. A sealed letter of recommendation. (Please present this letter with your application packet, and ask the faculty member to sign across the seal of the envelope.)

Terms of the Internship

Interns will devote 300 hours between mid-May and mid-August. Specific dates will be worked out between the student and the co-sponsoring agency. Undergraduate students can earn up to $2,175 for the summer and graduate students can earn up to $3,750 (unless otherwise indicated). Each student will have a site supervisor.

Who May Apply

Students in good standing enrolled full-time during the Spring semester prior to the internship may apply for the summer opportunities. Matches will be made on the basis of the student's qualifications to meet the needs of the agency which is co-sponsoring the internship. Fields of greatest interest include history, anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, education, and American studies. No student will be excluded because of discipline, however.


Completed applications (1 copy of cover page, essay, resume, sealed transcript and sealed recommendation -- collated) must be submitted by Friday, February 7, 2014 by 12:00 noon. DO NOT STAPLE - Deliver applications to Phyllis Leffler, c/o History Department, Nau Building (South Lawn). (Mailbox is located in Nau 335).

Announcement of Internships

Awards will be announced by the end of March or early April, 2014. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Phyllis Leffler at pleffler@virginia.edu.

Application available here.

Last updated: November, 2013