Want to learn about our public history internship program? Join us Monday for free Pizza and the answers to all of your burning questions on how to apply, how to pay for this valuable summer semester in Washington, DC, how to get a public history internship, and much more.
During Maymester in the Washington DC area, students will enroll in HIST 4026/6026, Public History in Washington DC, which provides an introduction to public history in the nation’s capital. Whenever possible class meetings will be held at major cultural institutions in the city. During these site visits, students will have frequent opportunities to meet professionals in the field to discuss the work of public historians. Field trips are also scheduled to George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon in Alexandria, VA and the Gettysburg Battlefield in PA.
In the thru semester, students will enroll in HIST 4800 or HIST 6800 (for graduate students) and intern at a major cultural site in the Washington area, getting hands on experience in public history.
Students in previous years have interned at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Postal Museum, the Archives of American Art, the Society of Cincinnati Library, Tudor Place, Woodrow Wilson House, and the Hillwood Estate.