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. New internships will continue to be added up until the application deadline. 

Click HERE for a full list of available internships. 

Click HERE to apply. 

APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2024 ARE DUE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18 by 11:59 p.m. Submit application and required materials (resume, transcript, short essay, name of recommender) here.  

The applications committee will match the best qualified students with the available internship opportunities. Students can indicate three preferences, and will be considered for other possibilities as well if they choose to be. Interns are expected to work ~300 hours over a roughly ten- to twelve-week summer period; work schedules are negotiable with some but not all employers. 

Internships for undergraduates pay at least $12 an hour; graduate students will be paid at least $15 an hour. Many employers pay higher wages, some substantially higher. See individual listings for wage details. FICA benefits will be deducted from all wages.

All internships must be completed between the end of exams in May and the beginning of classes in August.

For more information on what IPH interns do during their summer internships, check out the summer interns' Instagram (@public_history_uva).

Questions? Email IPH Director Lisa Goff at