At the end of each term, interns are required to give a formal presentation sharing what they learned, skills they gained, and the challenges they faced as an intern.

The department offers many opportunities for both undergraduates and graduates to gain hands-on experience putting history skills to work in the community. Public History internships provide you with the chance to gain real-world, professional experience on the job while earning course credit.

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Undergraduate Requirements

To be eligible for an undergraduate internship, you must have:

  • Be enrolled in the UCF History undergraduate program or pursuing a UCF History Department minor (see list of minors here)
  • Completed 12 credit hours of history courses
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or more
  • Completed HIS 4150: History and Historians Course (preferred)

Graduate Requirements

To be eligible for an graduate internship, you must:

  • Be enrolled in the UCF Masters program in History
  • Have at least six (6) credits of graduate coursework completed or in progress
  • Completed HIS 5067: Introduction to Public History course (preferred)

Internship Application Process

Below is our internship application process. In order to pursue an internship, you must follow and complete all the steps listed.

  1. View the available internship opportunities. Keep in mind two or three opportunities that interest you.
  2. Complete the undergraduate internship application or the graduate internship application. On this application you will list the internship opportunities that interest you. In addition, undergraduates must obtain on the form two signatures of History Department Faculty as references. Graduates must seek one signature. In order for the application to be complete, you must have your references sign the form.
  3. Contact Dr. Scot French ([email protected]) to schedule an appointment to discuss your application and internship possibilities.
  4. Once you have a scheduled appointment, you will meet with Dr. French. Please bring with you the completed application and a resume/curriculum vitae.
  5. Upon completing your meeting with Dr. French and have been given approval to pursue an internship opportunity, you may proceed to call the internship on-site supervisor to schedule an interview.
  6. Go to your scheduled interview, discuss what the internship will involve, including work schedule and project.
  7. After the on-site supervisor makes you an offer and you accept, please contact Dr. French to complete the registration process.

If you have any questions regarding the steps to take to pursue an internship, please e-mail Dr. Scot French ([email protected]).