The Institute for Public History offers the following paid internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply from any major, department, or field. Applications are available on the Institute's website here. Final applications must be received by midnight on Friday, February 5, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of March or early April.

The applications committee will match the best qualified students with the available internship opportunities. Students can indicate three preferences, but may be considered for other possibilities as well. Interns are expected to devote approximately 300 hours over a ten-week summer period, unless otherwise indicated. Some flexibility exists and can be worked out with internship supervisors.

Unless specified in terms of specific internships, undergraduates will be paid $2,175.00 for the summer; graduate students will be paid $3,750.00. The university will deduct FICA benefits from these wages.

For more information on what IPH interns do during their summer internships, check out the 2015 summer interns’ Tumblr.

Ash Lawn-Highland, Charlottesville, VA: Interpretive guide and program development. TWO INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC: Collections management and curatorial research
Institute for Public History, Charlottesville, VA: History of IPH and Corcoran Department of History, website development, social media.
Jefferson’s University—The Early Life Project, 1819-1870 (JUEL), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: Digital history, website development, archival research. TWO INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE.
John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. National Park Service sites and JUEL project. THREE INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE.
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVA, Charlottesville, VA: Collections and marketing/education assistants. TWO INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE.
Prince William County Historic Preservation Division, Dumfries, VA: Historic preservation, educational materials.
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA: Environmental history, history of science, and institutional history.
TakeBackTheArchive, Charlottesville, VA: Archival research, digital history
Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA: Manuscripts processing. TWO INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE.


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