Internships in History

Internships provide great opportunities, allowing you to prepare for a future career that puts your history skills to work. Internships build knowledge, sharpen skills, and help you obtain real world experience to list on your resume—possibilities for learning and growth are endless. The History Department’s internship advisor can help you arrange a placement or you can arrange your own.

Getting Started

If you want to earn academic credit for your internship, you will need to meet with the History internship advisor, and complete the internship application. The internship advisor will work with you to find the best placement for your needs. Browse through the options below, or simply email the advisor at for an appointment.

Once placed, an internship contract must be signed by you, your on-site supervisor, and the History advisor.

Upon completion of the internship, an internship portfolio must be submitted to fulfill credit requirements. The portfolio is a presentation of your learning experience and your work.

Internship Opportunities

The field of history is broad and versatile. Whether you want work in education, in government or with material items, there are plenty of options to explore in museums, libraries and archives, historic homes, parks, battlefields, and in business and government. Many are local, but some are national and international. Note that students are responsible for any travel, housing, or fees required.

BGSU on-campus opportunities area available through Jerome Library, including the Center for Archival Collections, Browne Popular Culture Library, Curriculum Resource Center, and other areas.

Internships at the Jerome Library require an additional application process. The link below provides instructions on how to apply for a specific area:

BGSU Department of History Internship Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Mancuso, Associate Professor of History or 419-372-7424.