Internship Ideas

Some of the possibilities available to History majors in Washington DC:

  • American Bar Association
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Brookings Institute
  • Center for American Progress
  • Corcoran Gallery
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  • D.C. Prisoner's Project - Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights & Urban Affairs
  • D.C. Public Schools
  • Fillmore Museum
  • Georgetown McDonough School of Business - Office of Executive Education
  • George Washington Internship
  • Global Trade Watch
  • House Committee on Natural Resources - Water & Power Subcommittee
  • Kidsave
  • Korean Cultural Center
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Library of Congress
  • NAACP Financial Freedom Center
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration History Program
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • National Geographic Television
  • National Immigration Law Center
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Naval Historical Center - Navy Museum
  • Naval History and Heritage Command
  • Office of the Curator of the Supreme Court
  • Office of the U.S. Attorney General
  • Organization of American States
  • Save the Children
  • Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Institution - Archives
  • Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History
  • Talk Radio News Service
  • The Society of the Cincinnati
  • The United States Holocaust Museum
  • U.S. Capitol Historical Society
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Voting Section
  • U.S. House of Representatives - House Democratic Caucus
  • U.S. Navy Museum
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Office of the Curator
  • Voto Latino History Center for American Progress - National Security & International Policy Department
  • Washington Headquarters Services
  • White House
  • Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press

Major/Minor Credit

Many UCD majors and minors incorporate credits earned while completing an internship and/or an independent research project.  Students in some programs have been able to use their Washington Program Internship (WAS 192) and Research Seminar (WAS 199) credits as substitutions for their major or minor requirements. 

Check with your advisor to see if you can do this as well!