Many of History and American Studies majors intern, earning valuable experience towards future professions in diverse fields.

Our majors have served as interns with major national museums (e.g., Smithsonian Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of American History), small house museums (The Octagon). Majors have also built valuable experience as interns in the nation’s leading archives (National Archives in College Park, MD) and important regional archives (Marine Corps Archives, Quantico). They have also served in national parks (National Parks Service – Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania National Military Park) and beyond.

Learn more about internships through students’ and alums’ own stories:

Ethan Knick (Current) – The James Monroe Museum

Mackenzie Hard, ’18 – Colonial Williamsburg

Andrew Broedel, ’14 – The Octagon Museum in Washington DC

Leah Tams, ’14 – The Smithsonian Museum

Laura Shepko ’13 – George Washington’s Ferry Farm

Lindsay Cutler ’12 – Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute

Dana Puga ’02 – National Museum of American History