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Internships

The internship is a vital component to any public history program. It will provide hands-on training in a real-world setting. Students may opt for out-of state internships or take advantage or locally available resources. Some of our internships have taken place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington D.C.), Tabasco Corporate Archives, the Louisiana State Museum, Mystic Seaport, the State Office of Archeology, the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, the South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office, the Spokane Office of Historic Preservation, Lafayette’s Natural History Museum, the Eisenhower National Historic Site, the UL Lafayette Archives, the State Archives of Louisiana, the Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission, the Lafayette Office of Planning and Zoning, the New Orleans Notorial Archives, the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism; Vermilionville Historic Park; and with the National Park Service’s Acadian Cultural Center.

Funded Internships

Because of the generous gift of Jamie Gilbeau, one of our graduates, the Department of History is able to offer resources to students to offset the expenses of taking internships.

Internship placements:

  • Lincoln Presidential Library
  • Tabasco Archives
  • Mystic Seaport
  • Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of American History
  • The Richard Nixon Library & Museum
  • Montana Historical Society
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • Texas Historical Society
  • Levine Museum of the New South
  • California Trail Historic Interpretive Center
  • South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office
  • Spokane Office of Historic Preservation
  • New Orleans Notarial Archives

For more information, you can contact our graduate coordinator, Dr. Chad Parker, our our public history faculty (Dr. Carriker, Dr. Cauvin, and Dr. Troutman).