INTERNSHIPS: Earn Credit Hours, Make Contacts, Get Involved

Internships can help you in your future career and are readily available for students with a 3.0 GPA. Our students have interned at:

  • Sloss Furnaces National Historic Park
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Southern Museum of Flight
  • Birmingham Public Library Archives
  • Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform
  • and more!

First, talk to the Director of Undergraduate Programs about your goals. Talk to your teachers too. If you want to go on to graduate studies, History faculty will help you identify appropriate programs, prepare applications, and make valuable professional contacts.

We encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to submit research papers for presentation or publication, attend career forums, join the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, and attend lectures and forums with notable scholars.

We also encourage students to enroll in a study away course. Why? Because employers want to hire people with broad or international experience, and graduate schools consider it when reviewing applications. Our faculty members have led trips to Japan, Peru, and the southeastern coast of the United States (on historic preservation trips) from St. Augustine to Charleston. All students are welcome and scholarships may be available.

Career Resources

There are many resources available to help you start or advance your career. Learn about them on our Career Resources page.