We encourage many of our history majors to obtain on the job training outside the academy by interning in museums, historical sites, archives and repositories dealing with history where, under the supervision of professionals, the intern will become acquainted with the "hands on" world of history.
The experience gained serves, more often than not, to reenforce the initial decision to major in history; to open opportunities beyond textbooks, examinations, term papers and the classrooms; to add a distinctive accomplishment to the intern's resume; and, to provide an understanding of career patterns, job opportunities and human networking.
The following institutions and agencies in Northeast Wisconsin have provided internship opportunities for 2-6 credits (448-497):
- Area Research Center, UW-Green Bay
- Brown County Public Library, Local History and Genealogy Department
- De Pere Historical Museum
- Diocesan Archives, Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
- Hazelwood Historic Home, Brown County Historical Society
- Heritage Hill State Park
- National Railroad Museum
- Neville Public Museum
- Oneida Nation Museum
- Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review
- Wisconsin Maritime Museum
- History Museum at the Castle
The history adviser regularly sends out announcements regarding internship opportunities. For more information, see the history adviser. Most internships in history are advised by the Humanistic Studies internships adviser, Professor Jennifer Ham. You may contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to arrange an internship for course credit.
To declare a History major or minor, please see the advising page.