Student Opportunities

Are you looking to expand your historical knowledge and experience? Below are links to a number of internship, research, and publishing opportunities for undergraduates in history.

This is, by far, not an exhaustive list and we encourage you to explore the web for additional opportunities, set up an appointment with an advisor, visit the Life Design Lab, or search the SMILE platform.

Internships and Research

  • Internships with the History and Public Policy Program

    Posted: August 3, 2022

    (View as individual posting)

    Deadline: August 5, 2022

    The History and Public Policy Program – including its three projects, the Cold War International History Project, the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, and the North Korea International Documentation Project – hosts interns and research assistants during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Interns work virtually for the Wilson Center and support the History Program’s publication and digitization efforts. Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or masters degree program, have graduated within the past year, or have been accepted to an advanced degree program in history, political science, library science, or related field within the next year.

    Internship Eligibility

    Successful applicants should have strong research and/or administrative skills; be extremely attentive to detail; be able to work independently and as part of group; be enrolled in a degree program, have graduated, and/or have been accepted to enter an advanced degree program within the next year.

    International students are eligible, but they must hold a valid F-1 or J-1 visa at the time of application and appropriate work authorization. All international students must obtain written permission from their Designated School Official or Responsible Visa Officer at their university stating that they are in valid immigration status and eligible to do an internship at the Center. The Wilson Center is an equal opportunity employer and follows equal opportunity employment guidelines in the selection of its interns.

    Internship Schedule and Salary

    The internship will last 12 weeks and interns will be expected to work up to 25 hours/week.

    Interns will receive an income of $16.12/hour.

    Application Instructions

    The deadline to apply is Friday August 5, 2022. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

  • Digitization and Oral History Internships

    Posted: July 25, 2022

    (View as individual posting)

    The H. Furlong Baldwin Library at the Maryland Center for History and Culture is seeking candidates for two internships over the fall semester: an Oral History Internship and a Digitization Internship.

    We are seeking one student or recent graduate for each internship. The interns will receive a $1,500 stipend for about 15 weeks or 150 hours over the semester. More details in the links below.

    Digitization Internship:

    Oral History Internship: