Internships in History

The History Department encourages all students to consider internship opportunities. They allow students to build knowledge, sharpen skills, and obtain real world experience. The internship advisor, Dr. Cheryl Dong can help you find a placement, or you can arrange your own. Your Internship may also be eligible for course credit.


The field of history is broad and versatile. There are Undergraduate Internships available in museums, libraries, archives, historic homes, parks, battlefields, and in business and government. Many are local, but some are national and international. Students are responsible for any travel, housing, or fees required.

BGSU offers several on-campus opportunities. Internships at Jerome Library have a specific application process. Others at the Center for Archival Collections, Browne Popular Culture Library, Curriculum Resource Center, and other areas can be applied to through Handshake.

Academic Credit

If you want to earn academic credit for your internship, you 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.

·       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.

BGSU Department of History Internship Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Dong, Assistant Professor of History.

Updated: 01/10/2023 02:19PM