Internship Opportunity – Chesapeake Gateways Ambassador


The Appalachian Conservation Corps and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park are hiring a Chesapeake Gateways Ambassador intern to help share the incredible stories of the park through an equity lens. This position is open to young adults aged 18-30, or 35 if veteran, and is ideal for recent graduates of communications, history, education, etc. The Park is looking for candidates local to the area.

The intern will develop and present inclusive interpretation materials, write digital media resources and host community programs. This 50-week position will begin September 18th, 2023, and is based out of Church Creek, MD. For more information and to apply, visit this website.

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Group portrait of graduating students with Dr. Allyson Poska


The Department of History & American Studies is delighted to congratulate our graduating majors. We were happy to toast them at our reception on May 5th. We also shared news of this year’s awards:

Almont Lindsey Award for Excellence in History: Katrina Smith
Glen R. Thomas Award for Highest GPA in American Studies: Tyler Carnohan
Joseph Carroll Vance Award for Excellence in Historical Research: Madeleine Gulbransen and Elizabeth Rybarczyk
Phi Alpha Theta Award for Highest GPA in History: Lyndsey Clark
Willie Lee Rose Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership: Delaney Dunnigan

Departmental Honors were also awarded to:
Laura Baldwin, Lyndsey Clark, Helen Dhue, Madeleine Gulbransen, Cegan Hinson (Class of ’24), Andrew Hudgins, and Elizabeth Rybarczyk

Cheers to all awardees and to all Class of ’23 graduates!

History and American Studies Symposium–April 21, 2023

University of Mary Washington – Department of History and American Studies
Friday, April 21, 2023


SESSION ONE. Monroe 111. 9 AM—Foreign Wars, Imperial Entanglements, and US Foreign Relations in Historical Perspective

Moderator: Dr. Will Mackintosh

Jordan Leahey, “Ferdinand Marcos and the U.S. Congress: Power vs. Ideals”

Ricky Muñoz, “An Empire to Be: American-Dominican Relations and the Spectre of Imperialism”

Daniel Walker, “One Percent Ideology and the War in Iraq”

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The Poe Museum Internships (Richmond, VA)

The Poe Museum in Richmond has introduced a new Programs Department Internship and is seeking applicants.

See this link for a description of the internship and how to apply. While spring internships are reserved for VCU students, summer and fall internships are open to all applicants.

Summer Internships applications are due by April 15th. Fall applications are due by July 15th.

Summer Internship: Hunter House Victorian Museum (Norfolk, VA)

Looking for a summer volunteer / internship opportunity? The Hunter House Victorian Museum is seeking students who might wish to join them.

The Museum is working on a summer exhibit focusing on the career of Dr. James Jr. Hunter and Victorian medicine. Interns will give tours of exhibits and help with special events.

If interested, please contact:

Sallie Whitney
Director of Visitor Engagement
Hunter House Victorian Museum

Talking History: Dr. Gaila Sims of the Fredericksburg Area Museum (3/21, 12:30 pm)

Governor’s Fellows Program (Deadline March 5)

The Governor’s Fellows Program is an amazing opportunity for students interested in public service and policy-making to experience firsthand the administration of state government in the Commonwealth. The Program is open to all majors – students are placed in different secretariats based on their interests and experience.

The Program is open to rising seniors, graduating seniors, and students enrolled in graduate school. The student must be a Virginia resident OR enrolled in a Virginia college or university. The Program is a full-time commitment, from June 1 through July 28. Each student will be paid $3,600, via stipends, for their 2 month long service to the Commonwealth.

The deadline to apply is March 5, 2023. Visit for more information.