National Internships and Fellowships

Pritzker Military Museum and Library 

Offers internships in archives, cataloging, marketing, oral history, reference services, research, digital projects, and tour leadership. Located in Chicago, the Pritzker’s programs and services focus on the role of the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.
 

National Endowment for the Humanities Internship 

Students work in program and administrative offices of the Endowment in areas ranging from Congressional affairs, communications, and publications to education, research, and public programs, and preservation and access. Applications are accepted throughout the year and volunteer internships may be eligible for academic credit.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellowships

Recent university graduates spend a year in Germany pursuing research-based, self-developed projects in a broad range of professional fields such as politics, public administration, business, and society and culture. Fellows are supervised by hosts in Germany who they select themselves and who have the necessary level of expertise to mentor the perspective research topics.

Great Camp Sagamore Historic Interpretation Internships

Paid interpretation interns lead public and group tour of Sagamore, explaining the historical purpose of the 27 buildings and couching that understanding in context for modern audiences. Tours teach the public about the National Historica Landmark campus and the camp's significant role in Adirondack and American history. Interns also work on research projects. 

Marbach Weimar Wolfenbuttel Research Association International Internship Program

The program aims to provide students from around the world during their one month stay at one of the three institutions (German Literature Archive Marbach, Klassik Stiftung Weimar, and Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel) with the opportunity to apply their skills in a professional internship setting, helping them to gain archival and library work experience.

American Bar Foundation Montgomery Summer Research Diversiry Fellowships

Summer research fellowships to interest undergraduate students (sophomores and juniors) from diverse backgrounds in pursuing graduate study in the social sciences. Fellows will be assigned to an American Bar Foundation (ABF) Research Professor who will involve the student in the professor's research project and who will act as a mentor during the fellow's tenure - eight week term in ABF offices in Chicago. 

Swarthmore College Peace Collection Fellowships

The JoAnn Robinson Fellowship covers the cost of one night's stay at the Swarthmore College guest house, to enable an undergraduate or graduate student to conduct research at Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Research must concentrate on on or more of the following topics: the history of peace movements; peace activists or pacifists; in conjunction with the civil rights movement.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program

Designed to help historically underrepresented undergraduate students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. During the summer, SROP participants will conduct research with a faculty mentor on a topic of mutual interest, and participate in activities crucial to preparation for graduate school.

Southern Education Foundation Fellowship

Provides juniors and graduating seniors the opportunity to develop as leaders, engage in their communities, and learn about contemporary education issues. Students spend the summer in trainings and working at an assigned leading nonprofit sector organization.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Summer Institute

Paid and unpaid opportunities for undergraduate students to explore museum careers and gain professional experience during the summer.

School of Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)

Paid museum studies internships of nine-months available to recent college graduates. Interns will devote their time to working on IARC educational programming, research and writing activities, and collections management and registration. The internships include a monthly salary, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from the School for Advanced Research.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

The fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other's countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. Students in all fields may apply.

FDR Presidential Library & Museum Internship

Internship opportunities can include the development of educational programs and materials for students and teachers of all grade levels; computer projects to help streamline the research process; public relations; archival research; the development of exhibits; and a variety of other activities. Applications due by April 1.

Archives of American Art Internship

Provides opportunities to learn and gain professional experience in various fields including archival science, museum studies, art administration, art history, and cultural studies. Interns work in areas of Archives of American Art Journal, curatorial, development/external affairs, digital projects, oral history, or reference. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall sessions, respectively, are October 1, February 25 and June 1.

General Smithsonian Internship Pool

For students who have a general interest in the Smithsonian. Internship programs are available in a side variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall sessions, respectively, are November 15, March 15 and July 15.

National Museum of American History Internships

The museum offers upper-level undergraduates internship opportunities in a variety of fields, including archival science, curatorial projects, and exhibition design and graphic production. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall sessions, respectively, are October 15, March 1 and July 1.

National Museum of the American Indian Internships

Internships are an opportunity for students to learn about the museum’s collections, exhibitions, programs, and methodologies, and to meet professionals in the museum field. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall sessions, respectively, are November 20, February 6, and July 12.

National Air and Space Museum Internships

Summer internships provide opportunities in positions in aviation or space history, digital experience, exhibit and graphic design, and education. Apply by February 15.

Smithsonian Exhibits Internships

Ten-week internships for college students or recent graduates to gain professional experience in exhibit planning, design, exhibit writing, graphics, fabrication, 3D modelling, and installation. Apply by February 15.

Smithsonian Latino Center Internships

Part-time and full-time internships for students with an interest and commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities. Interns will work on a variety of Latino Center projects with a focus area on exhibitions, public and educational programming, professional development programs, online resources, and development. Suggested applications submissions are April 30 for summer and July 31 for fall.

Smithsonian Libraries Internships

Internships for students interested in exploring a career in library and information science. Interns may work on a project or a structured practical experience.

U.S. Department of State Internship Program

Unpaid internship with the opportunity to work in U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world, as well as in various bureaus located in Washington, D.C. and at Department offices around the United States; college junior and seniors are eligible to apply by March 1 for fall internships.

National Park Service Heritage Documentation Program

Summer employment for students enrolled in at least a half-time course load. Students will document historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the country.

National Park Service Sally Kress Tompkins Maritime Documentation Internship

Summer internship working on the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) maritime documentation project. Students of architecture and history are encouraged to apply.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Exhibits and Publications Internship

Part-time or full-term internship for twelve weeks. Intern will be involved in layout and design, media planning, and exhibit maintenance work under direction of Media Specialist. Application deadlines for summer and fall sessions, respectively, are March 1 and August 1.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Living History & Historic Trades Internship

Interns conduct research, deliver public history talks and tours, and staff historic exhibits while in period clothing costume. Students with college coursework in American history and a keen interest in and knowledge of 19th century American history are encouraged to apply. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall sessions, respectively, are January 31, March 1, and August 1.

The Foreign Policy Initiative Spring Internships

Rising seniors and recent graduates of the highest caliber with an interest in the fields of—but not limited to— political science, security studies, democracy and human rights, and public policy are encouraged to apply. Apply by October 28, 2016.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Available to undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color, who have an excellent academic record, outstanding research skills, a background in the social sciences or humanities, and excellent writing and research skill to serve as interns with Philanthropy and Social Innovation in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute; summer interns work full-time.

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program

College juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for a nine-week, tuition-free summer fellowship program in History and Material Culture at Historic Deerfield, location in western Massachusetts. Applications will be due in February.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Undergraduate summer enrichment program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Harvard University. Apply by September 19.

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program

College juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for a nine-week, tuition-free summer fellowship program in History and Material Culture at Historic Deerfield, location in western Massachusetts. Applications will be due in February.

Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American, African, and African Diasporan Studies to pursue PhDs in the humanities. The seven-week institute is based on five main sub-themes: Identities, Challenges, Beliefs, Creativity, and Ethnic and Gender Studies. Rising seniors (juniors in spring 2017, entering their senior year in fall 2017, graduating in 2018) are eligible to apply by January 10.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

Award is open to graduating seniors pursuing careers teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary level (grades 7-12) and will fund a Master of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, or a Master of Arts in American history or political science.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the fellowship program provides undergraduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Application deadlines in December.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Undergraduate summer enrichment program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy during a six-week summer program at Harvard University. Apply by September 19.

Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)

A a ten-week paid summer research internship for undergraduate students (rising juniors or seniors) in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. The program will be held from May 21 to July 27, 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MURAP seeks to prepare talented and motivated underrepresented students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, or those with a proven commitment to diversity and to eradicating racial disparities in graduate school and the academy, for graduate study in fields in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.

Washington, D.C. Academic Internship Program

Spend a semester or the summer in Washington, D.C. for an integrated mix of work experience and academics. Application deadlines of November, March, and June.

University of California, Riverside, Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

Internships meant to increase the number of outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds who pursue the PhD by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to University of Californai as well as other prestigious colleges and universities across the nation. Juniors and seniors enrolled full time are eligible to apply. 

Institute for the Study of War - Hertog War Studies Program

An intensive two-week program to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Participants are provided a stipend in addition to housing, meals, and subsidized transportation to and within Washington, D.C. 

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