This page includes resources for current students, allowing them to track their progress toward fulfilling the requirements of the majors and minors offered by the department. Also included below are links to various policies.
- History Major in the College Catalogue
- American Studies Major in the College Catalogue
- History Minor in the College Catalogue
- American Studies Minor in the College Catalogue
- Latin American Studies Minor in the College Catalogue
- Asian Studies Minor in the College Catalogue
Internship Sites and Policies
The history department encourages its majors to do internships. Internships can help you make informed decisions about your career, form important connections, obtain valuable experiences, and apply your academic knowledge to real world problems. The History Department offers a variety of internships listed below.
History majors are also encouraged to explore the extensive internship opportunities available through the Internship Office and to seek out internship opportunities on their own.
Students interested in history department internships, or history credit for Internship Office and self-located internships, must contact Professor Hugh Dubrulle early in the semester PRIOR TO when they wish to do an internship.
Juniors and seniors with at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply for an internship through the History Department. Applications must include (1) a resume, (2) a brief cover letter stating why the applicant is generally interested in an internship and why he or she is applying to the specific internship in question, (3) a completed reference form from two members of the Saint Anselm College community, and (4) an unofficial transcript. The department chair will review the candidate’s application materials to determine if he or she qualifies for an internship.
If students wish to arrange their own internships, they should speak to the department chair first. When applying for such internships, in addition to the application material above, students need to provide a detailed explanation of the intended project (including possible tasks) and a signed commitment from the internship site to supervise the student’s work. The department will conduct an initial meeting at the internship site with the supervisor before determining if this is a suitable internship for History Department credit.
Internships may only be taken pass/no pass and do not count toward the 10 courses required for the major. History internships are four-credit courses, which means that students must obtain 177-191 hours of professional and academic experience during the semester. Typically, students have two ways of fulfilling this requirement.
One option consists of spending 10 hours per week for 13 weeks at the internship site for a total of 130 hours. This 10-hour-per-week figure is not an average; students must consistently clock 10 hours every week. The academic component of this option includes five one-hour meetings with the professor serving as the internship coordinator, 16 hours of writing in a reflective journal, 12 hours preparing an academic project, and 14 hours of reading and note-taking on additional course material.
The second option requires students to spend 12 hours per week for 13 weeks at the internship site for a total of 156 hours. Again, the 12-hour-per-week figure is not an average; students must consistently clock 12 hours every week. The academic component of the internship includes three one-hour meetings with the professor serving as the internship coordinator, 10 hours of writing in a reflective journal, and 12 hours devoted to preparing an academic project.
Manchester Historic Association
The MHA collects, preserves, and shares the history of Manchester, NH. Interns have cataloged the photograph collection, done research for upcoming museum exhibits, helped conserve artifacts, and done museum education, publicity, and membership relations.
New Hampshire Historical Society
The NHHS is located in Concord, NH and has curatorial, archival, and museum education internships. Interns have researched information for upcoming exhibits, transcribed diaries and letters for web publication, created teaching materials for visiting school groups, and learned curatorial skills related to historic objects.
Currier Museum of Art
The Currier Museum is an internationally renowned art museum in Manchester, NH. Interns have helped catalog new acquisitions, researched material for exhibitions, learned visitor services and fundraising skills, given tours, and worked with school groups.
Legal Unit at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
This branch of the New Hampshire state government focuses on protecting and restoring the environment and preserving public health. Interns in the legal unit have updated state regulations, sat in on and summarized hearings, and researched legal issues.
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
The mission of the NHIOP is to educate, engage and empower citizens to participate in the civic and political life of their local, national and global communities. Interns have cataloged parts of the NHIOP collections, used objects and documents to create exhibits, and researched and written materials for public education. There is a paid summer internship opportunity at this site.
Saint Anselm College Archives
The College Archivist takes interns interested in doing research on campus history, or learning archival, records management, and preservation skills. Interns have inventoried collections, provided research for exhibits, and digitization projects.
Chapel Arts Gallery
Chapel Arts is the campus art gallery with its own extensive art collection and exhibition space. Interns have helped to curate exhibits, researched art in the collection, learned presentation and museum outreach skills, and written gallery publication text.