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Internship opportunities

Internships allow you the opportunity to explore your career interests while also gaining valuable work experience. Although not required, the history department strongly urges you to complete one or several summer or semester-long internships. You can apply for scholarships to receive funding for unpaid internships.

You can also arrange to receive academic credit for an internship. To do so, you will work a specified number of hours per semester and complete a writing requirement for the credits earned.

Intern in many fields.

You can conduct internships in a wide array if areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Historical societies
  • Museums and archives
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Local, state, and national political offices, and political campaigns
  • Law and law enforcement offices
  • Media Outlets
  • Education

Some organizations/companies our majors/minors have interned with in the past few years include:

  • Boise State Library
  • Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Museum of the Oregon Territory/Clackamas County Historical Society
  • Political Campaign of Jeff Merkley
  • Sausalito Library
  • Veteran's Legacies

Work-study opportunities on campus.

The history department and the Linfield Archives at Nicholson Library also regularly offer work-study jobs to promising history majors/minors. This is a great opportunity to assist the department or the archives with research projects, gain additional work experience, and become a student leader and/or mentor.

Availability of work-study positions varies from semester to semester, so please contact the history department chair, Lissa Wadewitz, for more information. If interested in the archives, please contact Rich Schmidt.