The Department of History sponsors an internship program to give students the opportunity to gain experience in history-related institutions and activities. Students earn academic credit while enhancing skills and exploring career options.
While interning, students typically work with museums, historical sites, archives, and other historical agencies. Interns research, write, and work with exhibits, artifacts and document collections, and develop educational programs and materials.
At Illinois State, students have the freedom to design their own internship experiences while working with a sponsoring agency. Interns can explore how historical skills and knowledge are valuable outside of the field of history itself - on a newspaper, at a political or governmental office, in a bank, and many other areas.