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About the Internship

Have your parents ever asked you what kind of job you are going to get with a degree in History?  Would you like hands-on experience with history while also earning class credit?  And are you interested in military history?  Do your interests in history include the Second World War, home fronts, air battles over the Pacific, occupation of defeated Germany, medical services on the battlefield, or clashes of infantry in European winter landscapes? Or the American Revolution and Civil War?  Would you like to learn more Tennessee history?


If so, then you may want to sign up for HIST 490 for fall 2022!  The Center’s HIST 490 offers you an undergraduate internship that combines education and job training.  Interns learn how to do public history by engaging in activities that support the Center’s programming.  You can choose a conflict you are interested in studying that involved people in Tennessee between 1700 and our present day.  Interns then have the option to select a Public History Project that involves conducting interviews of local Tennessee veterans for an Oral History Project, or they can go to a local archive and conduct research to build a biography through an Archival History Project.  Interns will produce original, digital publications that will be showcased by the Center on its website for future academic and public research.  Your family and friends will be able to see your work.  And all of this experience will look great on your resume.


If you have questions, please email the Center Director, Dr. Magra, at


If you would like to apply for an internship at the Center, then applications are due by May 6.

Applications should be sent by email to Students need to be a History Major in order to apply. You are most welcome to send in your application BEFORE the deadline on May 6th, as well. Applications are to include:

  1. Your name and a transcript of classes and grades earned (does not need to be an official transcript). 
  2. Each applicant must have a UT professor from the History Department who they have worked with to send a brief email  recommendation on their behalf to Dr. Magra by the May 6th deadline.