A student reads a poster about a History career event.

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


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

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 a weekly opportunity to examine current events and contemporary issues through the prism of history.

Each week a topic is selected based on conversations occurring within the news media, on social media, or among historians and academics. Students are then 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 has been on hold 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.

The Application Deadline was March 1, 2023

The Lepage Center will notify applicants by March 21, 2023



Contact Kevin Fox, Lepage Center Administrator, at

2023 Summer Internship Call for Applications


The summer internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Villanova University. A background in history is preferred but not required. Students who are not currently history majors/minors should explain their interest and (where applicable) relevant experience in history, historic preservation, museum studies, or archival work. 

Submission Guidelines

Applicants should submit the following items in a single .pdf to

  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 point 6 below).
  2. Application letter (2 page 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. Transcript (unofficial).
  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.
  6. Your application should include one or two institutions you would be interested in working with among the following list of established partners, and one or two institutions not listed below. Please contact Kevin Fox at for the full list of this year's possible internship partners. Past partners include:
    • Yellowstone
    • Plimoth Patuxet Museums
    • Pennsylvania League of Women Voters
    • Bartram’s Garden
    • Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
    • Rosenbach Museum & Library

All applications and inquiries should be submitted to Lepage Center Administrator Kevin Fox at  


Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest

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



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.