Course: History 299R (0.5 to 6.0 credit hours)
An internship is not required for the History degree, but highly encouraged, especially in the junior or senior years, after the completion of significant historical training and capstone research courses (History 200/490). Students may count up to 6.0 credits of "R" classes toward their major elective requirements. One credit hour is equal to at least 42 hours of carefully supervised and coordinated work. Your suggested work hours will look like this (based on the regular 14-week Fall/Winter semester or the 7-week Spring/Summer term):
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Registering for the Class
Once you have found an internship, please contact the History Internship Coordinator in order to receive approval for your internship. (Contact information is listed below.) To register for the class, you must submit an IRAMS internship application through BYU's Internship Office. This is only for domestic internships. All international interns must go through the Kennedy Center's International Studies Program to register for credit. When filling out your application, you MUST include your contact information, your Internship Supervisor’s contact information (as much as you know), and the total approximate hours you will work.
Due dates and assignments may vary based on the number of credit hours you are taking and the start/end dates of the internship. History 299R is currently offered on a PASS/FAIL basis. These are the general assignments you can expect to complete during your internship.
- Statement of Expectations: Where you will be working and what you will be doing during your internship. Must be signed by you and your Internship Supervisor.
- Evaluations and Self-Assessments: You and your supervisor will complete two evaluations/self-assessments of your work (at mid-term and at the end of the internship).
- Internship Project Report: Document (through photographs, catalogs, spreadsheets, words, etc.) the project(s) that you have participated in during your internship.
- Final Report: 3-5-page, double-spaced review and assessment of your entire internship experience and its educational value.
An internship can be done anywhere in the world. Here is a small sample of the types of internships you can do and the locations where they can be done. We are happy to work with students to research and pursue internships with other non-listed organizations that best fit their interests. Please contact email@example.com with other internship proposals.
- Dialogue Foundation Internship
- L. Tom Perry Special Collections
- Museum of Peoples and Cultures
- Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
- BYU Museum of Art
- Springville Museum of Art
- Center for Family History and Genealogy
- Provo Pioneer Village
- Individual internship with History Faculty Member
Salt Lake City/Statewide
- Better Days 2020
- Joseph Smith Papers Project
- Church History Library Publications
- Church History Library Women's History Team
- Topaz Museum
- Mormon Women Project
- Utah State Archives and Records
- Pioneer Memorial Museum
- Fort Douglas Military Museum
- Utah Department of Community and Culture
- National Archives (Locations across the country)
- National Park Service (Locations across the country)
- National Historic Landmarks and Sites (Locations across the country)
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
- Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, VA)
- Museum of Tolerance (Los Angeles, CA)
- Kirtland Community of Christ Internship
- Nauvoo Museum Community of Christ Internship
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody, Wyoming)
- Tenement Museum (New York City, NY)
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield, Illinois)
While students do not need to participate in the Washington Seminar to complete one of these internships, students are encouraged to work with the Washington Seminar program if they are interested in internships in the Washington, D.C. area. The Washington Seminar also awards several scholarship grants each semester and have housing available for students in D.C. (for single and married students). For more information, visit the program website.
- Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.)
- Native American Congressional Internship (Washington, D.C.)
- National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, D.C.)
- American Historical Association (Washington, D.C.)
- United States Holocaust Museum (Washington, D.C.)
- Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)
International - BYU Kennedy Center
All international internships must be arranged through the Kennedy Center’s International Study Programs (ISP). Contact ISP for more information and application deadlines. The sooner you get started, the better! 101 HRCB, (801) 422-3686.
- Baltic States Internships (english availability)
- Berlin Internships (english availability)
- Brazil Internship (Museum Curatorship and Archival Administration)
- Brussels: European Government & Society (english)
- Central Europe Internships
- France Internships
- Italy Internships
- Moscow Internships
- Scandinavian Internships
- Scottish Parliament
- Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- Japan Internships
- Spain Internships
- Warsaw Internships
- Wordsworth Trust Internship (english)
- Design your own! Individual Experience
For additional help and information, contact the Internship Coordinator at 2130F JFSB, (801) 422-1789, or firstname.lastname@example.org.