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Students can take History 408--Field School in Public History during either the Fall Semester or the Spring Semester each academic year. There are two parts to this course: first, class meetings that include readings and discussions about Public History; and second, an internship (10 to 12 hours per week) at a museum or historic site.

Internships give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Public History. Students will work with NIAHD's Director to define their internship goals, identify a supervisor, and complete their application materials. It is possible for students to complete internship hours during the summer and to have year-long internships if they make arrangements with NIAHD staff.

Recent Program Internships
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Fall 2021

Fairfield Foundation
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Department of Collections
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Special Collections Department, Rockefeller Library
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Printing Office
Office of Historic Alexandria
Historic Jamestowne

Summer 2021

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Weaver's Shop

Spring 2021

Bray Associates Transcription Project at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Department of Collections
Fairfield Foundation
Lemon Project at W&M
Manassas National Battlefield Park
Office of Historic Alexandria
Architectural History Digitization Project Research Assistant to Dr. Carl Lounsbury

Fall 2020

Manassas National Battlefield Park
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
Fairfield Foundation
Civil War Trails
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Department of Architectural Preservation and Research
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Department of Archaeology
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Cabinetmaker and Harpsichord Maker Shop