Through the generous support of the National Institute for Newman Studies, the History Department is happy to announce our NEWEST paid archival internship.

Through the generous support of Dollar Bank, the History Department is pleased to announce the renewal of its paid archival internship

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Internships

Internships provide valuable opportunities for you to gain first-hand knowledge and build your professional skill set. They also offer important opportunities to build your resume and network with professionals in the various fields of Public History. Internships play an important role in helping you find exciting and important positions in Public History institutions after finishing your graduate program.

How do you do it?

All Public History graduate students complete two internships and earn six-hours of credit during their course of study. Each internship requires a minimum of 125 hours of professional experience under the guidance of working professionals in various Public History fields. They are available every semester (including summer) and require at least six weeks of work.

In conjunction with your internship director, you complete an Internship Contract, which outlines the project or area of work to be covered by the internship, prior to starting work. You also submit a formal internship report after finishing your work.

Where to intern?

As a major metropolitan area, Pittsburgh's region offers Duquesne's Public History students a wide variety of notable institutions from which they may choose to meet their internship requirements. Duquesne students have held internships at:

Duquesne students also secure national internships and have served in positions at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and the San Diego Historical Society, among others.