Internship Opportunities

The Department of History maintains relationships with many local cultural institutions, including museums, media outlets, historical societies, libraries, and archives. Below are some of the internships available for the 2019 – 20 academic year. Please review the information carefully. If you have questions or are interested in earning History 3191 credit for an internship, please contact Raymond Irwin ( 

National Veterans Memorial and Museum, 300 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) in Columbus, Ohio represents a national initiative of profound importance for our nation’s 20+ million living veterans. There was previously no single monument or museum dedicated to the veteran’s experience in the US. With 30,000 square feet available for exhibit space, this new institution celebrates the service and honors the sacrifice of veterans throughout history. Envisioned by the late Senator John Glenn (1921-2016), Colonel, USMC (Retired), as a gathering place for veterans across the country. The museum opened to the public on October 27, 2018. NVMM presents the veteran experience through the lens of personal stories and life-changing experiences from which visitors will be inspired to learn more about our country’s history and actively engage in their own communities as informed citizens.
An intern at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum volunteers time, knowledge and talents with the Museum, and its visitors. Students who occupy the un-paid positions below report to the Intern and Volunteer Manager.  Intern positions are usually short-term and include opportunities for educational growth and training. Interns must successfully complete the volunteer on-boarding process, which includes orientation and drug and a criminal background screening. All interns must follow the same applicable policies and procedures that apply to paid staff. 
The following positions are available to OSU students for the 2019-2020 academic year (contact Raymond Irwin [] for the complete descriptions and additional information):
  • Administrative Assistant (2 positions available)
  • Associate Museum Educator (3 positions available)
  • Event Assistant (2 positions available)
  • Legal Assistant (1 position available)
  • Professional Writing/Grants Assistant (1 position available)
  • Tour Guides (3 positions available)
  • Veterans Outreach Assistant (1 position available)
  • Visitor Services Associate (6 positions available)
  • Visitor Services Data Analyst (1 position available)