Steps to Arranging an Internship

Explore internship opportunities.

There are four ways to do this:

  1. The most current internship announcements are posted near St. Augustine 435, the office of Dr. Charlene Mires, the History Department internships coordinator. 
  2. The College of Arts and Sciences Internship Program office, St. Augustine Center, Room 415, maintains a binder of history internship announcements. 
  3. Online listings may be found at
  4. You are welcome to seek opportunities on your own. Web sites of historical societies, museums, and historic sites are good places to start. To receive credit, the internship must be history-related.

Discuss registering for internship credit with Dr. Gallicchio during your advising appointment.

To discuss the opportunities that interest you most, contact Dr. Charlene Mires by e-mailing

To formally apply for an internship, visit the Internship Program office, St. Augustine 415. Be prepared to list a first, second, and third choice of internship.

Examples of Internship Opportunities

The Washington Center for Internships

Franklin Institute Science Museum

American Swedish Historical Museum

Philadelphia City Archives

Independence National Historical Park

Independence Seaport Museum

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

College of Physicians Library and Archives

Johnson House (Underground Railroad site)

National Archives

City of Philadelphia Law Department

City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office

Common Cause of Pennsylvania

Pennsbury Manor

The Physick House

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Southwestern Pa. Heritage Preservation Commission

United States Mission to the United Nations

University of Pennsylvania Press

Valley Forge National Historical Park

History Department Career Advisors

Dr. Abugideiri - relations with middle eastern countries.

Dr. Gallicchio - working for the federal government.

Dr. Giesberg - secondary school teaching.

Dr. Haas - archaeology.

Dr. Johnson - science-related fields, language training and research in Germany.

Dr. Keita - public policy, non-governmental organizations.

Dr. Kerrison - public history consulting; museum studies; paralegal studies; airline industry careers.

Dr. Lindenmeyr - non-governmental organizations; international humanitarian organizations.

Dr. Little - all levels of teaching.

Dr. Rosier - environmental Activist; Sales/Business.

Fr. Ryan - business, religion-related fields.

Dr. Steege - athletic coaching, elementary through college.

Dr. Sullivan - museum curator, art collector, art historian.

Dr. Winer - graduate studies, college administration.