Student Resources

History Internships

History majors may receive up to six units of history credit for internships that relate to the study of history. Students may pursue summer internships or work during the academic year. Past internship sponsors include the Arizona Historical Society, Jewish Community Relations Council (oral history project with Holocaust survivors), the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona Press. Students may also seek out their own internship opportunities and, with prior approval from the history internship advisor, receive internship credit.
These 3-unit internships (HIST 493) usually involve 10 hours per week working on location and 2 hours per week of related reading and writing. Each intern completes 15-20 pages of writing, some of which might be generated by the requirements of the internship work itself. The student's work is evaluated by a faculty member as well as by the on-site supervisor. Internship grades are S/P, C, D, E, I, and W.

Potential Internship opportunities:

  • Arizona Historical Society  
  • Office of the Historian, Davis-Monthan Air Base
  • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
  • Arizona State Museum
  • Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center
  • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
  • Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
  • Empire Ranch Foundation
  • Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation
  • Arizona Capitol Museum
To apply for internships, fill out the Internship application (available through the Department of History online or at the main office, 415N Chavez) and return it to Prof. Morrissey by email. For more information, or to register for internship credit, students should consult with the history internship advisor, Prof. Katherine Morrissey,

Research & Writing Resources

Department of History, Academic Integrity Policy
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
Think Tank at the Bartlett Academic Success Center
Think Tank Writing Center
Using Primary Sources on the Web

Tucson Libraries, Museums & Archives