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August 06
Fall Internships - Church History Library

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Excellent internship opportunities now available for Fall Semester 2018!


Joseph Smith Papers Project: Interns will work closely with editors on the Joseph Smith Papers to receive training and education in documentary editing and research with primary and secondary sources. More det​ails here.

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Women's History Team: Interns will work closely with experienced historians on research projects related to LDS Women's history. 

For more information, please contact the History Internship Coordinator:

Maren Kirwan

2130F JFSB


July 02
Better Days 2020 Internship Opportunity


Better Days 2020 is looking for an intern to work with our passionate team. The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Utah women becoming the first to cast ballots in the modern nation (February 14, 1870). It also marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote nationally. Better Days 2020 is committed to popularizing Utah women's history in creative and communal ways in celebration of these anniversaries, realizing that these milestones were first steps towards women's equality. We believe that we can use the past to stimulate conversations about the current status of women and make Utah a leader in women's advancement in the future.

This position is a one-semester, paid internship ($9/hr) that will provide students an opportunity to hone their research and writing skills while engaging in ways to popularize history for K-12 students and the general public. Interns will work directly with the Historical Director and Director of Education, and other Better Days 2020 team members, to assist with the following: 1) developing written and interactive content for our educational website and print materials, 2)  sourcing, filing, and getting  permissions for photos to be used in our materials, and 3) depending on experience, presenting content to general audiences. Interns must have a willingness to work for a scrappy non-profit, on a fast timeline, and in a tight-knit, collegial atmosphere. They should have a foundational knowledge of Utah women's history, how it fits into the larger national narrative, as well as a passion for the subject.

Interns will work on a schedule (roughly 10 hours a week), but will be able to establish the times that work for them. This is an entirely flexible position with no fixed office space. Interns must be willing to work from home or in a place they provide, and must be available to attend occasional meetings with other team members or partners along the Wasatch Front (primarily in Salt Lake and Utah Valleys). Preference will be given to junior and senior history majors, but other majors will also be considered.

Apply online here:

Application Due Dates:

For Fall Semester Internship: August 1

For Winter Semester Internship: November 15


Katherine Kitterman

Historical Director​​

May 25
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation - Summer Library Tech Opportunity

​This is a PAID opportunity with internship potential! Application deadline is June 11, 2018. 

Seeking Part-time Library Technician


The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF), Great Falls, Montana, seeks a motivated part-time Library Technician. This position is currently funded from June 2018 through September 30, 2018 for 15-24 hours per week, at $13 per hour. Hours per week will depend on technician’s schedule. This position may continue into the next fiscal year. Must have previous library or archives experience.


The position is located at the LCTHF’s William P. Sherman Library and Archive, housed in the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 4201 Giant Springs Road in Great Falls. This is a special collection, housing books, serials, maps, photographs, archives, a-v materials and three-dimensional objects related to the Lewis and Clark story and related topics.


The primary work will focus on accessioning and cataloging incoming and backlogged materials, maintaining the collection, and assisting researchers either in-person or remotely. Ability to enter and edit database records is required.  Standard procedures are in place for accomplishing the work, but the technician will need to work independently and be self-motivated to ensure work is done thoroughly and consistently.


Interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Application, a full position description, and procedures for applying are available at  Please call Lindy Hatcher, Executive Director, at 406-454-1234 for any questions about the hiring process. Applications must be RECEIVED by 5:00 pm, Monday, June 11, 2018. 

March 23
Paid Internship Opportunity - Bay Area

This is a great internship opportunity for BYU history students. The Executive Director of the organization is a BYU alum and would love to see BYU applicants. ​​​Deadline is Friday, March 23!​​

Exponential Center Intern​

March 16
Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion

Please support this promising event, featuring our history faculty, Dr. Cameron McCoy​.Conversations_on_Diversity_2018 (1).png​​

March 16
Paid Internships at FamilySearch

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City currently has four job postings for student interns. Applicants must currently be a student or someone who has graduated within the last 12 months. The job will be from May 1st to October 31st and will be part-time, 20 hours per week at the library in Salt Lake City.

The following positions are available.


Chinese Research Consultant (fluency in Mandarin is required). Two openings are available. Posting ID 204400

Germany/Eastern Europe Research Consultant. One opening is available. Posting ID 204397

Nordic Research Consultant. One opening is available. Posting ID 204462​

To review the job requirements and to apply visit and enter the Posting ID number in the corresponding field.


March 12
History Department Swensen Lecture - This Thursday!

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March 06
History Internship Event - This Thursday!

Get some great career advice in a discussion on professional communication and utilizing your professional references at 11:00 in Room 2114 JFSB then meet with some fantastic local internship providers about the internship opportunities available

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February 26
Redd Center Paid Internships


​Application Deadline for Spring/Summer - March 15

The Intermountain Histories Internship gives students the opportunity to dabble in digital and public history, conduct archival research, practice writing for general audiences, and publish stories on the Intermountain Histories project website and mobile app (visit During this internship students will first complete background readings and attendant writing assignments. Then, the remainder of the semester will consist of researching and writing original historical content for the project. At the conclusion of the internship, the content will be edited and eventually published. This is a paid internship and some interns may be hired in subsequent semesters as Research and Editorial Assistants for the project. Check out this "tour" of 8 stories an intern from Spring/Summer 2017 published.

Due Dates:

For Fall Semester Internship: July 15
For Winter Semester Internship: November 15
For Spring/Summer Semester Internship: March 15

Apply online here:

Announcement here:

February 26
Springville Art Museum - Summer Internship

Application Deadline for Spring/Summer Internships - Friday, May 9. ​

The Springville Museum of Art has summer internship opportunities available in their curatorial, education, and operations departments. 

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History Lecture11/27/2017 3:14 PM
Center for Family History and Genealogy Internship Grants11/8/2017 1:19 PM
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History Opening Social9/18/2017 12:07 PM
Paid On-Campus Internship - Redd Center8/14/2017 9:56 AM
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