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The Department of History offers credit for approved internships as History 398, Independent Study. If you are interested in an internship, identify suitable agencies or organizations whose internship work is historical in nature. (You can find a list of local and national opportunities below.) Talk with your advisor about a faculty director for the internship. Once you have secured a director with whom you've discusssed a suitable project, follow the History 398 guidelines. All paper work must be submitted by the following deadlines:

Summer and Fall Semesters, April 20
Spring Semester, November 25

Local Internship Opportunities

  • Historic Bethabara Park, Winston-Salem. The 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina. The park has special interests in Moravian history, archeology, a 1753 wilderness preserve, colonial agriculture and community relations, including special event productions, marketing and grantsmanship. The internship runs concurrent to the academic year to coincide with the length of the semester and is designed to offer experience in historic research, interpretation, preservation and site administration. Website. Contact Rod Meyer, Director, (336) 924-8191, for an interview to discuss a topic of mutual interest.
  • The Moravian Archives and Moravian Music Foundation, Winston-Salem. Website. Internship opportunities.
  • Old Salem, Inc. A public history site that celebrates the history of the town of Salem from its beginnings as a Moravian community in 1766 through the 19th century. More than one hundred restored buildings, some with faithfully restored interiors where costumed interpreters demonstrate late eighteenth and early nineteenth century life, as well as a modern museum complex with changing exhibitions as well as the impressive Museum of Southern Decorative Arts. Website. Internship opportunities.
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Internships available in fall and spring semesters, and summer. Description. Application.For more information contact Kathleen Hutton, Curator of Education (phone: 336.758.5394; e-mail: khutton@reynoldahouse.org).

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