student selecting brochures as part of internship [View Image]
VCU was one of the first schools in the nation to offer formal internships in history. Since the program started in 1977, more than 360 students have received academic credit and job experience by working on projects of an historical nature with approved museums and agencies. Internships help students to develop a wide variety of professional skills, and serve as professional experience that can become a significant step in building a career in areas as diverse as public history, communications, education and business and entrepreneurship.
The work of the internship varies according to the placement, and our Director of Internships takes particular care to place students in internships which match their interests and career goals. Interns have written research papers and mini-histories, developed interpretive programs, participated in archaeological projects, conducted oral history interviews, prepared exhibitions, catalogued manuscript collections, and discharged a variety of administrative duties.
Placements to date include: