Click HERE for a full list of available internshps.

Application Requirements

Complete Google application form here. Form requires: 

  • An essay of approximately 500-750 words. Explain your interest in the project/s you have selected, and your background and qualifications to undertake the proposed project/s for which you apply. Please include information on the academic skills you can bring to the project/s and any additional relevant experiences.
  • A resume or CV.
  • Unofficial copy of transcript (undergraduate or graduate, or both if relevant).
  • A letter of recommendation, emailed separately to IPH Director Lisa Goff ( directly from your recommender.

Terms of the Internship

Interns will devote ~300 hours between mid-May and mid-August to the internship. Specific dates and hours will be worked out between the student and the co-sponsoring agency. Each student will have a site supervisor.

Undergraduates are paid at least $12 an hour; graduate students at least $15 an hour. Many pay signifanctly higher wages. See internship listings for details.


Who May Apply

Students in good standing enrolled full- or part-time during the Spring semester prior to the internship may apply. Students graduating in May are eligible, and considered undergraduates for the purposes of the internship pay scale. Internship matches will be made on the basis of the student's qualifications to meet the needs of the agency or program which is co-sponsoring the internship.

Fields of interest include: African-American history, Civil War history, military history, Virginia history, archaeology, digital humanities, art history and curatorial research, architectural history, website development. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.


Completed applications (application form, essay, resume, and unofficial transcript ) must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2024 via the Google application form here. Ask recommenders to email recommendation letters directly to Prof. Lisa Goff,, by the same deadline.


Announcement of Internships

Awards will be announced in late March or early April. As positions are filled, that will be noted on the website listings. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Goff, IPH director, at