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.

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 2018 we expect to offer support to 3 students. Please contact Jake Ruddiman ( for more information.

Application process:

Current history majors are eligible to submit an application by April 15 to the Department Chair.  Include in application:

  • a statement connecting your work in the History major and in your liberal arts education with this career exploration opportunity
  • evidence of internship acceptance
  • a budget of expenses and compensation