The Career Center maintains an extensive file of local and other internships of interest to history majors. To take only a few examples, internships are sometimes available with Colonial Williamsburg, the Museum of the Confederacy, the Peninsula Fine Arts Museum, the National Park Service, and the Virginia Air and Space Center. There are also numerous internships that are not history-related but for which history majors qualify, including those that are law- or business-related or in the communications field (public relations, advertising, journalism, etc.). Most local internships are for the spring or fall semester and generally require approximately seven hours a week.
There are also "shadowing externships," in which William and Mary students shadow professionals, most of whom are alumni of the College, over the winter or spring breaks for one to five days. These internships are available in several states, sometimes even in foreign countries, and in such fields as education, business, law, and journalism.
For information on internships, go to the Career Center and consult a counselor. All internships, both local and national, are housed in the eRecruiting database at http://tribe.experience.com. Log onto this site to search for opportunities. The Career Center's library also has several resources of interest to share, including The Internship Bible, History Internships, and Congressional Internships. Also, visit their website for information about undergraduate internships.