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We suggest that everyone take an internship if possible. Future employers often look for some amount of experience and having an internship on your resume will show experience and initiative.

This page will list internships that the department has identified as applicable to History majors as we become aware of them.

A job announcement is scheduled to open 1/26/18 on USA Jobs for temporary Visitor Service Assistant positions at Hopewell Furnace for this summer.  The positions will be either a GS-04 or GS-05 depending on applicant qualifications, the park is expected to hire two GS-04 positions and up to two GS-05 (depending on rehires).  


The announcement will be open from January 26th through February 1st, the closing date may be extended depending on the number of applications received by the current closing date. 


Please see the link below for more information on the vacancy and how to apply:


Please share this announcement with anyone you think may be interested in applying it is open to all US Citizens to apply


Dr. Michael Gabriel is our Internship Coordinator. He is on sabbatical during Spring 2018. In his absence see Dr. Andy Arnold, the History Department chair in Lytle 115.

There is an Internship Binder in the History Student Resource Room - LY 151. It contains all manner of interesting information about internships.

Here are some examples of places that students have interned: 

Pennsbury Manor
Valley Forge National Park
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at KU
Kutztown Area Historical Society
PA Heritage Foundation - PA State Archives
Berks History Center
Pine Grove Historical Society
Landis Valley Museum
Cumberland County Historical Society
Cranbury Arts Council
Representative Joseph Sestak District Office
Eisenhower National Historical Site

The Department of History has an Experiential Fund established to help students with an upcoming internship afford expenses that may be incurred during that internship. These expenses might be travel time, software, something special you need to use to complete your duties for that internship.

If you have an approved upcoming internship and need help with expenses please fill out an Experiential Fund application here.