Why an Internship?

  1. Gain real-world work experience that will build your resume and increase your job marketability after graduation
  2. Discover new career options and professional programs within the history field
  3. Become more competitive for graduate school opportunities
  4. Expand your professional network
  5. Increase your familiarity with primary source research and enhance your academic coursework


"Internships provide practical experience to not only test the career, but to use in interviews as examples of previous success. I feel that my internships, including this one, taught me to make better use of my history degree and prepare me for work after graduation."
Madeline T., Wordsworth Trust Internship, Grasmere, England
"This [internship] has been essential in my personal and professional development. I have learned things in the analog world that will aid me in the digital world. I have also gained a depth of experience I wouldn't have gained otherwise."
Evan C., Family History in Europe Internship, Spain
"Ultimately, this internship has been instrumental in refining and building on my understanding of historical work. Through extensive research, I was able to hone my skills in finding and using good and reliable primary and secondary sources and learn how to perform quality archival research."
Joshua F.,Intermountain Histories Internship, Provo, Utah
"I genuinely loved (my internship) the entire time. I liked Church History before, but being immersed in Salt Lake City among the Church's top Historians has taken my appreciation to a whole new level."
Sean W., LDS Church History Library Internship, Salt Lake City, Utah


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