Internships are an essential way for history students to explore career paths and hone their skills.
We have developed relationships across campus with professionals who want to work with history students. Our interns have contributed to
- exhibits and collections at the Spurlock Museum
- online GIS mapping projects at the Student Life and Culture Archives
- researching items in the Rare Books and Manuscript Library for their Bicentennial of the State of Illinois exhibit
- social media communications
- website development and analytics.
In addition, history students obtain summer internships off campus at places like Gettysburg National Park, their local state's attorney's office, or Wall Street.
Other students take advantage of the amazing professional development opportunities offered through the Illinois in Washington Program, where students obtain an internship in DC, working anywhere they have an interest, like the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, or an NGO. They get Illinois credit in Political Science and lots of networking with our alums.