Public History students often secure additional financial support by working part-time at either a historic site, museum, archive, or library. Many students find employment opportunities either through word of mouth, through volunteering, or through the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) mailing list. The required internship is also an excellent opportunity to develop contacts in the field that may prove useful in finding future employment. In the past, some students have continued on after their internship as a part-time employee.
Internship grants provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities are available for graduate students. Contact the Director of Graduate Programs for information about applying for a NEH grant award.