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Internship Information

HIS 5374: Public History Internship

The graduate concentration in public history provides students with an opportunity to engage in meaningful work outside the classroom through a required internship course (HIST 5374). Public history internships help graduate students strengthen their research and interpretation skills; gain valuable professional experiences and networking opportunities; and contribute to the historical work of cultural organizations.

Internship Requirements

  • Students must complete HIST 5371: Practice of Public History and 6 additional credit hours of public history courses before registering for the internship course.
  • Students should reach out to the Internship Coordinator the semester before their desired internship term by filling out the Internship Interest Form. The Internship Coordinator will connect students to internship opportunities and can help students with CVs and cover letters.
  • Students are responsible for applying to internships. While the internship course is offered each semester, most students apply for internships in the spring and enroll in HIST 5374 over the summer.
  • Students should inform the Internship Coordinator as soon as they accept an internship position by filling out the Accepted Internship Form. The Internship Coordinator will then send students required documents to register for HIST 5374.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 160 internship hours under the direction of a designated Internship Supervisor while enrolled in HIST 5374.

Questions or concerns regarding internship requirements can be directed to:
Dr. Ruby Oram | Internship Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Practice
Department of History, Texas State University
Taylor Murphy 220