STUDENT RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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The Lepage Center offers Villanova students range of opportunities to develop transferable skills and professional experience in history and communications.

Fellowships

The Lepage Center annually selects two “Lepage Fellows,” a graduate student and an undergraduate student. This year-long opportunity provides students with hands-on experience in event planning, programming and communications. Students interested in learning more about the fellowship should email lepage@villanova.edu.

2022 – 2023

  • Tripp Wright '23 MA
  • Alise Adornato '23 CLAS

2021 – 2022

  • Hannah Bourne '22 MA
  • Isaiah Kazunga '22 CLAS 

2020 – 2021

  • Lori Wysong '21 MA
  • Jaylene Joseph '21 CLAS
  • Jamie McClelland '21 CLAS
2019 – 2020
  • Keeley Tulio '20 MA
  • James Lyons '20 CLAS
2018 – 2019
  • Andrea Spencer '19 MA
  • Jubilee Marshall '19 CLAS
2017 – 2018
  • Margaret Strolle '18 MA
  • Claire Hoffman '18 CLAS

 

History Matters: A Series for Students

Created in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Career Center, this annual three-part series of student-centered workshops offers guidance and skill-building advice for students at all stages of their Villanova education, from undeclared undergraduates, to history majors and minors, to graduate students. These events feature industry professionals, current and former Villanova students, and experts from the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Career Center and Professional Development.

 

Lunch at Lepage

Lunch at Lepage allows students and faculty at Villanova an opportunity to examine current events and contemporary issues through the prism of history. They are also an opportunity for Villanova historians, grant recipients, and other historians in the community to share their research.

Students are encouraged to think about the "history behind the headlines," and how historical scholarship or historical perspective can help better illuminate the selected topic or see it in a different light. The conversation occurs over a brownbag lunch in an open, welcoming and informal environment.

Past "Lunch @ Lepage" topics have included Presidential funerals, women in politics, the significance of heritage months, Open Access scholarship, the student loan crisis, history in the movies, blackface photographs in yearbooks and guilty pleasures.

Lunch at Lepage normally occurs from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Lepage Center, Room 410 of the St. Augustine Center on Villanova's campus, but have also been held virtually due to the pandemic.

 

Summer Internship Program

The Lepage Center partners with public-facing institutions across the country to offer paid summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students so that they can develop skills and gain experience working on historical projects that serve the public interest.

Interns work full-time (35 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks. The stipend for undergraduate internships is $4,000. The stipend for graduate internships is $5,000. Stipends are intended to cover housing, travel and daily living expenses—all arrangements and costs for which are the intern’s responsibility.

2024 Summer Internship Call for Partners

The Application for Partner Programs has closed

 

Award Notification

The Lepage Center will notify applicants by mid-March 2024

Questions

Contact Kevin Fox, Lepage Center Administrator, at lepage@villanova.edu

2024 Summer Internship Program

 

Eligibility 

The summer internships are open to undergraduate history majors and minors, and graduate history students enrolled at Villanova University

Submission Guidelines

Applicants should submit the following items in a single PDF FILE to lepage@villanova.edu:

  1. Cover Sheet: applicants must include contact info, major/minor, anticipated date of graduation, name of a Villanova professor to serve as a reference, and the names of up to three preferred internships ranked 1-3. (See below)
  2. Letter of intent (2 pages maximum): applicants should explain their interest in the internships for which they wish to be considered, relevant experience and coursework, and what they hope to gain from a summer internship.
  3. Resumé (2 page maximum).
  4. Unofficial transcript.
  5. Reference: on the Cover Sheet, applicants must include the name of a professor from the History Department willing to provide a reference on the applicant’s behalf. A letter of recommendation is not required at this stage, but the applicant should confirm that the professor is willing to serve as a reference.

Our 2024 Internship Partners

Further details about the internship opportunities to be posted soon. The Lepage Center will host a drop-in open house/information session on February 6th from 1-3 p.m. in SAC 410 and February 28th from 5-6 p.m. in SAC 410

 

Questions: Contact Kevin Fox, Lepage Center Administrator, at lepage@villanova.edu

THE DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2024 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS IS 12:00 P.M. ON MARCH 8, 2024

 

Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest

Villanova University 
St. Augustine Center, Room 410
800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085

  

RELATED PROGRAMS

The Lepage Center works in close partnership with Villanova’s Department of History, home to award-winning faculty whose expertise and commitment to public-facing history shape and inform our work.

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