Internships and Partner Organizations


Shippensburg Intern Jennifer Martin speaks with students inside the Bake and Brew House as they take family members on a tour of Pennsbury Manor at the conclusion of Colonial Camp.

Students are able to design a personalized internship experience that will meet their educational needs and professional interests. For-credit internships may be conducted with any of the region's numerous historical organizations or at any appropriate historical site in the United States. An internship can be highly rewarding, offering real world experience in the realm of history, as well as allowing students to showcase their talents, develop new skills, and create long lasting professional relationships.

Undergraduate and Graduate Internship Coordinator:

Undergraduate: Dr. Allen Dieterich-Ward,

Graduate: Dr. John Bloom,

Internship Forms

College of Arts and Sciences Internship Page (click here)

College of Arts and Sciences Internship Form (click here)

History Undergraduate Internship Checklist

Applied History Graduate Internship Checklist

Applied History Graduate Internship Syllabus

Partner Organizations

The following is a list of partner organizations which have hosted History/Philosophy Department students. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, but provides a sense of the wide variety of internship opportunities available. If you are interested in pursuing an internship please contact either Dr. Bloom (graduate students) or Dr. Dieterich-Ward (undergraduate students) to set up an advising meeting.

Archives and Preservation

Historical Societies

Historic Towns,Villages and Houses

Military: War Battlefields, Museums, Parks, and Archives


National Parks

National and State Government Entities

Bulletin Board  
Cumberland County Archival Internship  
The intern will work independently and in team
collaboration supervised by the Cumberland County
Archivist and her staff in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 
This internship will include a stipend and travel
expenses up to $500.
Contact Dr. Dieterich-War
d for more information.
Archival Records Internship    
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives, through the Bipartisan Management Committee, is sponsoring an Archival Records Internship at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. The internship is an opportunity to work directly with the historical records and materials of the House of Representatives. Students will have the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real work situations while exploring career options. Contact Dr. Dieterich-Ward for more information.   



History/Philosophy Department

122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257

Dr. Steven Burg, Chair 

Janice Reed, Secretary

Tel: 717-477-1621
Fax: 717-477-4062