The department offers, through several credit courses in history, opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to practical work, travel or research experiences in their field of study. These courses have special prerequisites which must be met and can only be taken with departmental approval. Some internships or research experiences may offer pay or stipends. Students enrolling in travel study may be eligible for a departmental stipend to pay part of the expenses. The amount of academic credit offered in a course will vary.


Summer Archaeology Internship at the Arizona State University (Kampsville, IL)


Study and field work in archeology recovery and analysis directed by Dr. Jane E. Buikstra. A $ 4,000 scholarship in June-July, with up to 9 hours of credit. Application deadline is March 1st. Information available at


Kampsville Field School
Arizona State University
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402


Reelfoot Summer Undergraduate Research (Reelfoot Lake, TN)


Undergraduate research in the Reelfoot watershed (all disciplines). A $ 4,000 research grant for travel, supplies, and stipend. Summary report and presentation of findings must follow. Open to Juniors and Seniors. 2 hours of credit in the discipline. Application deadline is end of February.


Information and Contact:
Dr. Lisa M. Krueger
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Tennessee at Martin


Tennessee Parks Internships


Unpaid internships (except for the Seasonal Interpretive Recreator Program which pays $ 9 an hour) for seasonal employment in Tennessee parks in their interpretive, recreational, public affairs, photography, or graphic design programs. Watch for information on UTM’s main mailing lists, as representatives visit the campus at least twice a year.




Paul Meek Library Internships


Two workships are available through the Office of Financial Aid for work in the Special Collections at the Paul Meek Library on the university campus. These internships are based on the student’s GPA. They are a two-semester, paid internship. History upper division students are preferred, although the internship is open to any major.


UT Martin Office of Financial Aid, (731) 881-7040
Sam Richardson,


Discovery Park Internships


Paid internships to work on various activities such as docent interactions with the public, artifact collection, preservation, and research work, or exhibit preparation. Must work at least 100 hours in a semester to complete the internship. Maximum work hours possible: 120.


Jennifer Wildes
Museum Coordinator
731-885-5455 ext. 26


Washington, DC Summer Internship Program


A $ 1,000 stipend to complete a 10-weeks academic, research, career exploration, and on site visits internship with the National Council on US-Arab relations. Deadline is at the end of February. Academic credit available. Students are expected to pay for their housing and living expenses. This internship is competitive.




Summer 2015 Campaign Internship


The Bill Freeman for Nashville Mayor Campaign is currently looking for interns and fellows for a summer internship program. The campaign will provide housing and travel reimbursement to interns who are accepted to the program.




Fill out the application form online:


National Database for Internships


Vault ranks companies, schools, and internship opportunities. It is an excellent place to look.




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