The Institute for Public History offers paid internship opportunities to undergraduates, May graduates, and graduate students at the University of Virginia. Students may apply from any major, department, or field. Applications, instructions, and a list of summer 2020 internships are now available on the Institute's website here. New internships will continue to be added before the application deadline on Feb. 28. 

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APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2020 ARE DUE FRIDAY FEB. 28 by 11:59 p.m. Submit one email with all required materials to Lisa Goff at

The applications committee will match the best qualified students with the available internship opportunities. Students can indicate three preferences, but may be considered for other possibilities as well. Interns are expected to devote approximately 300 hours over a ten-week summer period, unless otherwise indicated. Some flexibility exists and can be worked out with internship supervisors.

Internships for undergraduates pay between $7.25 and $12.50 an hour; unless specified otherwise, graduate students will be paid between $12.50 and $16 an hour, unless specified otherwise. See individual listings for wage details. The university will deduct FICA benefits from all wages.

For more information on what IPH interns do during their summer internships, check out the summer interns' Instagram from summer 2019 (public_history_uva) and their Tumblrs from Summer 2018Summer 2017Summer 2016, and Summer 2015.