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Department of History Graduate Program Internship Opportunities

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Internship Opportunities



Students pursuing the M.A. in History at ODU may participate in internships or practicum experiences for course credit. Students work with professionals in an array of fields to gain practical experience in areas like museum management, library work, archives administration, historical editing, historical preservation, exhibit construction, corporate communication, electronic records management, archaeology, or oral history collection.

The field experience may be completed at a local, national, or international site. Students receive supervision from a field advisor as well as a graduate faculty member, who assign relevant academic reading and writing work to complement the field experience.

Recent students' practicum experiences have included work with the following organizations:

  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
  • German Maritime Museum (Germany)
  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum
  • Hunter House Museum
  • Jamestown Foundation
  • MacArthur Memorial Foundation
  • Mariner's Museum
  • Norfolk Women's Club
  • ODU Perry Library Special Collections
  • Slover Library, Norfolk
  • Valentine Museum
  • Virginia Beach Public Library
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum
  • Virginia Opera
  • United States Holocaust Museum
  • World War I Memorials in Virginia Project