Student Opportunities

Scholarships and Opportunities

The history department does not offer any scholarships, but undergraduates can explore other scholarship offers on the web at sites like Scholarship News. Dozens of historical organizations, such as the Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution, sponsor undergraduate scholarships. The most up-to-date and accurate information about these scholarships can be found by searching the web.

Information about scholarships for graduate study is included in the Guide to Historical Careers section of this website.

The National Endownment for the Humanities constantly sponsors a number of summer internships for juniors and seniors. Visit the following web site for current information:

Although H-Announce generally finds an audience among academics and graduate students, it still displays information about undergraduate opportunities. Check the following site out:

Work Study

There are no work study opportunities available in the History Department at this time. When work study positions become open, information about them will be posted here. Please check back later or contact Professor Silvia Shannon for more information.


The History Department administers several internships in cultural, governmental, and legal institutions in New Hampshire, including the Manchester Historical Association, the New Hampshire State Archives, the New Hampshire State Research Department, and the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson, and Middleton. Students may complete internships for one or two course credits as nongraded electives. Students interested in pursuing a History internship should contact Professor Phil Pajakowski.

Specific Opportunities

Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Summer Program: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History provides a variety of opportunities for undergraduates interested in American history. For more details, visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's web site. See an advertisement from the institute here.

Harriet Jacobs Papers Summer Internship: The Harriet Jacobs Papers is always seeking interns during the spring, fall, and summer. For information and applications, go to: available on our website at For further information or to obtain an application form by mail, please contact: Dr. Kate Culkin, Associate Editor, The Harriet Jacobs Papers, Department of English, Pace University, 41 Park Row, Room 1505, New York, NY 10038. Phone:(212) 346-1415. Fax:(212) 346-1754

New Hampshire College and University Council: Job Fair: Every year, the NHCUC sponsors a job fair. For more details, check out

Naval Historical Center: The NHC in Washington, D.C. offers internship opportunities for qualified undergraduates. Go to

National Public Radio: NPR offers Kroc internships to undergraduates who are about to complete their coursework or those who have recently graduated. For more information, go to

Colonial Williamsburg Opportunities: The Semester-in-Residence Program, which allows students to enroll at the College of William and Mary, provides students with an opportunity to study both Colonial/Revolutionary Williamsburg and Chesapeake while participating in a reading seminar on Colonial/Revolutionary America. Students will also obtain the opportunity to conduct independent research. If you would like to spend a year at Colonial Williamsburg and are interested in working in a museum some day, think about the Williamsburg Collegiate Program. Finally, Colonial Williamsburg, in conjunction with the College of William and Mary offers Architectural History Field School and Archeological Field Schools, both of which take place over the summer. If you are interested in any of these programs, please go to the National Institute of American History and Democracy's web site at:

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships: The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum in Manhattan offers internships for students interested in U.S. History, museum studies, museum education, material culture, or historic preservation. For more information, see

Maryland State Archives: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis is seeking qualified researchers with a bachelor's or master's degree in U.S. History, American Studies, African-American Studies, or related disciplines to fill full time, contractual positions with its grant funded project, "Beneath the Underground: The Flight to Freedom and Antebellum Communities in Maryland." Duties will include researching primary and secondary sources, writing case studies and interpretations, and recording results in database and web environments. This is a full-time, contractual State position with no benefits. For more information, please contact Christopher E. Haley, Director, The Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at (410) 260-6478 or mail:

NASA History Division: NASA's History Divison, part of the NASA Office of External Relations, offers paid summer internships. To apply, please send a resume, writing sample (a recent research paper from a history or other social science class is fine), and the name and contact information of at least two personal references (one of whom should preferably be your academic adviser) to Steve Garber,, 202-358-2866 fax. Include a cover letter indicating when you would like to start and finish your internship and when you are available for an in-person interview. For more information, email or go to Deadline is March 15, 2005.

William J. Clinton Foundation Internships: The William J. Clinton Foundation offers undergraduate student internships in New York City, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Quincy, MA, in the areas of domestic and foreign policy, public service, historical research and the foundation's HIV / AIDS initiative. Internships take place in the summer, fall, and spring semesters, with deadlines in March, July and November, respectively. More information, including internship applications, is available on the foundation website.

Position at the New Hampshire Farm Museum: Six-month Program Assistant Position beginning mid-May at the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton, New Hampshire. This is a great entry-level museum education position at a history museum near the Lakes Region. We are looking for an energetic person who likes kids, history, and farm animals to serve as a program assistant from mid-May through October. Those applying should have a BA in History, American Studies, Education, or a related field. Teaching experience and work with children is helpful. Program assistant will work with school and youth groups, assist with all aspects of educational programming, lead tours and interact with the public. This is a 35 hour per week position, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Flexible schedule allows for one weekend off per month. Pay $10.00 per hour. Send resumé with cover letter by May 12th to Kathleen Shea, Director of Educaton, New Hampshire Farm Museum PO Box 644, Milton, NH 03869 or email:

History Associates Incorporated: History Associates is a professional historical services firm providing customized historical, archival and records management services to industry, the professions, government, and non-profit organizations for over 20 years. They are hiring. Take a look at the job advertisement on H-Net.

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