Financial Support for Internships

To help our majors explore new professional opportunities and apply the skills and perspectives of their liberal arts education, the Department is piloting a program offering financial support for summer internships. We encourage all students to apply, especially those with demonstrated financial need, and internships will be funded at various levels.

Experiential learning opportunities in businesses, not-for-profit institutions, politics, or government agencies are all eligible for support.  The position does not need to be in a traditionally “historical” field, but applications should connect the skills developed in coursework to the position, just as students will do in their future job applications.

In summer 2019 we funded six History majors and minors in government, non-profit, legal, and corporate entities. Click here to read more about specific student internships and experiences, or check out last year’s newsletter.  We expect to fund a similar number of students in summer 2020.

Application process:
Current History majors and minors who have arranged a summer internship are eligible to submit an application, with priority given to applications received by April 15. Applications and questions should be sent to Dr. Mir Yarfitz (yarfitmh@wfu.edu).  If your plans for a summer internship have not been finalized by the deadline, you may still be eligible to apply if funds remain. In that case, you should  notify Dr. Yarfitz of your tentative plans by April 15, including the complete application materials.

Please complete an application and submit it with supporting materials to Dr. Yarfitz.