Department of History


HST 498 Internship for History credit 

Department contact:  Prof. David La Vere, Internship Coordinator (2019-2020) 

General information

 Eligibility: Completed 60 credit hoursminimum 2.0 overall GPA; recommendation of History advisor 

 Basic requirements for 3 credit hour internship:

Over the course of the semester, the student must be on-site for a total of 127 hours.  Assuming the internship begins early in the semester, the commitment would be 9-10 hours per week at the site.  Some internships require a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The internship also carries the following responsibilities:  meeting regularly with the History Department internship coordinator; maintaining a weekly journal and log of hours; completing a research paper related to the internship; and, designing a poster illustrating the internship experience.

Getting started: 

Plan ahead so you can register for your internship before the semester begins. Meet with Prof. La Vere before the end of fall semester if you want to begin your internship in the spring. 

Required form: 

Permission to enroll in an internship:


Internship sites:

Cape Fear Museum

Burgwin-Wright House

Wrightsville Beach Museum

North Carolina Maritime Museum (Southport)

Historic Wilmington Foundation

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Latimer House/Lower Cape Fear Historical Society

Office of the District Attorney, New Hanover and Pender Counties

International Internships:

The Office of International Programs assists in providing students with opportunities to complete internships abroad! Just a few of the programs offered include sites in Germany, Poland, Prague, and Brazil. 

Check out Internships Abroad for more information!