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October 13
BYU Museum of Art Internships

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Interested full-time students are invited to apply for the limited number of internships offered in each of the following BYU Museum of Art departments: Curatorial, Education and Public Programs, Marketing, OR Registration. 


Interns are required to register for three credit hours under the direction of a faculty adviser in their respective major, with a ten-hour per week commitment to the MOA over the course of the semester.  Please note that the application deadline for Winter 2018 internships is November 5th. 

Information and application forms are available at  Per instructions on the website, applications should be submitted electronically to

October 11
Grad School Prep Workshop

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September 25
RootsTech 2018 Internships

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RootsTech—the annual genealogical conference and exposition in Salt Lake City – are looking for interns to start this semester. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the business side of the family history industry, and to make good contacts for a future job.

It's possible this internship will start this fall and carry over to next semester (the Conference is in early March 2018). But, we can possibly work out hours to meet students' needs. (It's not too late to add an internship class this semester.)

If interested, contact either Maren Kirwan (, 2130F JFSB)  or Dr. Auman (, 2111 JFSB).



September 25
Jensen Lecture


September 18
History Opening Social

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August 14
Paid On-Campus Internship - Redd Center

​​​​​​​Redd Center Internship

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies offers a paid 1 semester (Fall, Winter, or Spring+Summer) internship that will give students the opportunity to hone their research and writing skills while engaging in public history and publishing. Interns will work with Professor Brenden Rensink, the Redd Center Assistant Director, to research regional Intermountain West histories which they will then publish (with the student's name attached as author!) on the Intermountain Histories digital public history website ( and mobile app (available for iOS and Android).

Learning how to translate academic historical research skills to writing for the general public will benefit students in any career path they chose to follow. The internship pays standard history department student wage rates. Students will work on a schedule (roughly 10 hours a week), but will be able to establish the times that work for them. Preference will be given to Junior and Senior history majors. There may be post-internship job opportunities as a Redd Center research assistant. ​


Brenden W. Rensink, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Brigham Young University

General Editor and Project Manager, Intermountain Histories

954 SWKT 



June 29
Funding Opportunities for Fall 2017 History Internships

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FHSS College Internship Grants  DEADLINE JULY 15  ​

Department of History Experiential Learning Grants

Department of History Internship Grant

Please visit the Grants and Scholarships page on the Department of History website for more ongoing funding opportunities

Questions? Contact Maren Kirwan, History Internships Coordinator at

June 06
Internship Spotlight - Richard Bruner, Bucharest, Romania Embassy, U.S. Department of State

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May 18
Social Media Internship - The Family Guide

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March 27
Summer 2017 Internships at the Church History Library!


All majors are welcome to apply for one of our internship spots with the Joseph Smith Papers Project or the Historic Sites Division.



Send your resume and cover letter to Maren Kirwan at by April 20, 2017. Please use this sample resume for guidance on formatting and the information to include. Please include details of your work experience, skills, and competencies, especially as they relate to the job description of this internship. 

IMPORTANT: This internship requires a time commitment of 7-10 hours per week over the course of Spring/Summer semester. It is preferred that students devote one full day to the internship (for example working from 8-5 pm every Tuesday) since it does require that you commute to Salt Lake City. If you apply, it is expected that you will have room in your schedule to accommodate these hours. Please indicate in your cover letter what day you plan on working. You will be expected to register for 3.0 credits of History 199R.  DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT ACCOMMODATE THIS SCHEDULE.


Church History Library

15 East North Temple Street 

Salt Lake City, UT 84150


Joseph Smith Papers Project – The JSPP is looking for 4-5 interns for an internship that will provide them with actual hands-on experience with documentary editing tasks such as document transcription, transcription verification, preparation of documents for web publication, research for document annotation, back matter preparation, and source checking. For a more detailed description, Click Here.


Historic Sites Division  The Historic Sites Division is looking for 2-3 interns to help them research historic buildings and landmarks that have significance in LDS Church history. 


Students employed as interns at the CHL are eligible for a reduced-rate UTA bus pass. The Department of History will also have a few needs-based grants to award to our student interns this semester. More information about how to apply for these internship grants is forthcoming.


Please contact the History Internship Coordinator with any questions:

Maren Kirwan

2130F JFSB


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BYU Museum of Art Internships10/13/2017 11:28 AM
Grad School Prep Workshop10/11/2017 12:00 PM
RootsTech 2018 Internships9/25/2017 2:24 PM
Jensen Lecture9/25/2017 11:21 AM
History Opening Social9/18/2017 12:07 PM
Paid On-Campus Internship - Redd Center8/14/2017 9:56 AM
Funding Opportunities for Fall 2017 History Internships6/29/2017 11:44 AM
Internship Spotlight - Richard Bruner, Bucharest, Romania Embassy, U.S. Department of State6/6/2017 11:57 AM
Social Media Internship - The Family Guide5/18/2017 10:00 AM
Summer 2017 Internships at the Church History Library!3/27/2017 5:25 PM
History and Family History Job Opportunities!3/21/2017 10:58 AM
Family History Networking Dinner3/21/2017 9:37 AM
Swensen Lecture3/15/2017 11:39 AM
Internship Spotlight - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum3/13/2017 2:57 PM
Women's History Month3/6/2017 11:32 AM
LYFE Campaign2/27/2017 9:26 AM
Scholarship Deadline March 12/23/2017 2:04 PM
Internship Night2/21/2017 11:50 AM
BYU Museum of Art Internships2/21/2017 11:47 AM
History Department Scholarships 2/7/2017 11:57 AM
Important Dates: Winter 20171/24/2017 9:54 AM
International Family History Lecture1/24/2017 9:47 AM
Student Paper Competition1/17/2017 11:34 AM
Church History Library Winter 2017 Internships11/21/2016 11:00 AM
Dr. George Ryskamp in the LA Times8/1/2016 8:46 AM
Family History Conference Aug. 8-126/28/2016 10:42 AM
Paid Internship!6/21/2016 11:54 AM
Winter 2017 Washington Seminar6/17/2016 3:00 PM
Family History Internship Opening 4/29/2016 3:11 PM
New Class Fall 20164/15/2016 9:53 AM
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Welcome to the BYU History Department Blog! Here you will fi​​​​n​d all the latest updates on internships, events, scholarships, and other useful information.