Internships - History
History students can consider a wide variety of internships directly related to their major or you can try out a field where you can use your transferable skills – whether it is selling ads for a magazine or being a management trainee.
You can schedule an appointment in Career Services with a career advisor who will help you navigate the internship process. Schedule an appointment by calling 715-836-5358.
Find internships online
Over 1500 internships are posted on Blugold CareerLink annually. These employers are recruiting specifically for UW-Eau Claire students.
Internships for Undergrads is a resource you can access from Career Services that provides information about 100's more internships. Included in the site which includes over 12 different directories, is The History & Museum Internship Book, and Washington Internships in Law and Policy. Log into Blugold Insider to access Internships for Undergrads.
There are also these sites dedicated to internships for history students.
- Chicago History Museum
- National Museum of the American Indian
- National Park Service
- Philadelphia Museum of Art Internship Program
- Smithsonian Internships
- Truman Library
- Library of Congress
- The Washington Center
- The United States Capitol History Association
- Preservation Internships
- American Association of Museums
- National Museum of American History
Research Experience for Undergraduates
The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.
Search for an REU Site to examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.
Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.