History Internships

An internship is not required for the History degree, but highly encouraged for all history programs of study. History students can receive academic credit for an internship experience that is relevant to their history coursework and training and which supports future professional and academic goals. The history internship course, HIST 299R, can fulfill credits towards the history elective requirement. Students may count up to 6.0 credits of "R" classes toward their major elective requirements. There are no pre-requisites for the course but it is recommended that student pursue an internship after completing HIST 200 (Historian's Craft).

For more information about the HIST 299R course, please see the internship course information page.


Potential Internships

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 hist_intern@byu.edu with other internship proposals.


Salt Lake City/Statewide



Washington Seminar

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

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.


For additional help and information, contact the Internship Coordinator at 2130F JFSB, (801) 422-1789, or hist_intern@byu.edu.