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Internship Opportunities

We encourage undergraduate students and require graduate students to pursue an internship in public history to gain hands-on practice in the field and valuable work experience for their resumes.

The university's location in historic northwest Georgia and close proximity to Atlanta offers a wide array of excellent internship opportunities. Many of our students have also chosen to intern at museums, archives, and historic sites throughout Georgia, the southeastern United States, and even other parts of the country.

Internships allow students to sample the field of public history, to learn what types of work they enjoy, and to acquire valuable skills and experience that may serve them in future careers. Some of our students have ended up with jobs in the institutions where they interned.

Public history internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students each semester, in the fall, spring, and summer.  Internships are three-credit courses requiring 150 hours of work experience. All internships require preapproval of the faculty sponsor before registration. We are willing to work with a variety of sponsorship partners (see our list of previous internship sponsors), but the sponsoring organization must have a professionally-trained public historian on staff to supervise the student intern.

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There are a wide range of internships available.  For more information on internship opportunities or to register for an internship, contact Ann McCleary at 678-839-6041 or by email at amcclear@westga.edu.