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Internships provide invaluable work experience and will give you an important advantage in your job search. Your internship experience can also earn you academic credit.

Students are encouraged to serve as interns in organizations or institutions in order to undertake a study in conjunction with a research, data collection or administrative position.

Undergraduate majors in History may enroll in the Public History internship course (HST 392) but it is not a requirement.

Questions?Please contact the Director of Professional History Internships:

Professor Amy Tyson

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Chicago History Museum
Internships at the Chicago History Museum are challenging, educational experiences designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Working alongside staff members in a tutorial arrangement, interns gain valuable skills and training in museum practice, archival administration, arts administration, and historical scholarship.

The Field Museum
Interns at The Field Museum get extensive hands-on experience and an in-depth look at the inner workings of a world-class institution. Each summer, we host more than 200 internships representing almost every museum department.

National Museum of Mexican Art
Through the Museum’s unpaid internship program, individuals gain practical museum experience and learn professional workplace and creative organizational skills. The intent of the internship program is to match applicants with specific departments throughout the museum.

The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago
The Oriental Institute has exciting internship opportunities. Interns are an integral part of our team, serving as ambassadors to the public and furthering the mission of the Oriental Institute.

National Hellenic Museum
The National Hellenic Museum offers unpaid credit and non-credit internships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. An internship is a great way to gain real-life experience working in a mid-size Museum during your fall, spring or summer semesters.

The Polish Museum of America
Help organize, catalog and archive the Museum collection, set up exhibits and special events, as well as assist with clerical responsibilities through an internship with the Polish Museum of America.

Swedish American Museum
Volunteers and interns have been an integral part of our museum since our inception in 1976. The Museum is always hosting special events, workshops, and lectures providing cultural and educational programming to the community.

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
In the spirit of equitable employment, the Museum is dedicated to supporting paid interns who are able to organize outside support. Non-UIC students may apply for internships if their university provides a monetary stipend.

City of Chicago – Public Service

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Anthony Shadid Intern Program (Washington, D.C)

Congressional Hunger Center (Washington, D.C)

The Carter Center

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Chicago Chapter

DuPage Habitat for Humanity

Dick Durbin, United States Senator

Environment America

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Governor’s Environmental Corps

Illinois Green Party

Illinois Legislative Studies Internship Program

The Institute for Experiential Learning (Washington, D.C.)

The Institute for International Public Policy

Project Vote Smart

Quigley House

White House Internships

Public Interest Law Initiative

Cook County Board of Commissioners

Chuhak & Tecson – Attorneys at Law

Dreams Careers – Legal Internships

Department of Justice (Washington D.C.)

American Bar Foundation

American Civil Liberties Union (New York)

ABC News: Law & Justice Unit (Washington D.C)

American Bar Association – Commission on Immigration (Washington D.C)

American Bar Association – ROLI Internship Program (Washington D.C)

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies: APAICS Internship Program (Washington D.C)

Children’s Defense Fund Internship Program (Washington D.C)

Human Rights Campaign (Washington D.C)

International Justice Mission (Washington D.C)

Lambda Legal (Multiple Offices)

International Law Institute (Washington D.C)

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Washington D.C)

Office of the Attorney General: Internship Program & Summer Associate Program (Washington D.C)

Supreme Court Judicial Internship Program: Judicial Internship Program (Washington D.C)

White House Internship Program: Public Service Leadership Program (Washington D.C)

Intern with U.S Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth

Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems Summer Internship (Washington D.C)

Indiana State Government

State of South Dakota Intern Program

Beyond the History Department, DePaul University offers students a broad range of programs to support internship and service learning experiences during the course of their studies.

Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning and Community Service Studies
The Steans Center develops mutually beneficial relationships with community organizations to engage DePaul students in educational opportunities grounded in Vincentian values of respect for human dignity and the quest for social justice. 

University Internship Program (UIP)
DePaul's University Internship Program connects you with employers in short-term and long-term internships.

DePaul Handshake
Handshake is DePaul’s hub for job and internship listings, career fair and event registration, mentor connections and more.