The Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 Summer Internship Program. The program aims to introduce students to professional work in institutions that support history in the public interest.
Interns are expected to work full-time (35 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks. Internships may be completed remotely or onsite per the position descriptions. Beginning and end dates of the internship will be arranged between the institution and the intern, but all internships should be completed by August 15. Download the descriptions of the 2022 Summer Internship Opportunities.
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 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.
Applicants should submit the following items in a single .pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- 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. Download the descriptions of the 2022 Summer Internship Opportunities.
- Application letter (2 pages max.): 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.
- Resumé (2 pages max.).
- Transcript (unofficial).
- 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.
All applications and inquiries should be submitted to Lepage Center Director Dr. Elizabeth Kolsky at email@example.com
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 4, 2022.