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Internships in History provide students with the opportunity to combine academic training and practical work experience in museums, libraries, historical societies, and related institutions. Internships for course credit require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week during the academic year. Students are required to arrange their placements and supervisors with the help of the Public History coordinator. Assessment will be based on both academic and professional criteria.

Internships offer students challenging opportunities to develop the professional skills of the historian and to explore careers in the field. Besides placement at Archives and Special Collections at the Kent State University Library and at the Kent State University Museum, the Department of History has sponsored interns at a variety of institutions within Northeast Ohio and beyond.

  • American Museum of Fly Fishing (VT)
  • Old Economy Village (PA)
  • Berea Area Historical Society (OH)
  • Peninsula Historical Society (OH)
  • Biltmore (NC)
  • Portage County Historical Society (OH)
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History (OH)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (OH)
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
  • Smithsonian Institution (DC)
  • National Park Service (OH)
  • Smucker's (OH)
  • Dover Historical Society (OH)
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission
  • Hale Farm and Village (OH)
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (OH)
  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
  • Stark County Historical Society (OH)
  • Hudson Library and Historical Society (OH)
  • Summit County Historical Society (OH)
  • Kent Historical Society (OH)
  • Tallmadge Historical Society (OH)
  • Mahoning Valley Historical Society (OH)
  • Western Reserve Historical Society (OH)
  • Mercer County Historical Society (OH)
  • Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor (OH)
  • Milan Historical Museum (OH)
  • Zoar Historical Village (OH)
  • Military Aircraft Preservation Society

For more information, please contact
Professor John R. Jameson
Public History Internship Coordinator
Department of History