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History Internship Opportunities

"I'm Daniel Obermeier (photo above), and I interned at the Wyandotte County Historical Museum."

Sample what the work world of history has to offer before you select your major…you may like it!

Apply what you have learned in your history classes to the "practice" of history" and related career fields.  Three hours of credit can be earned while learning how a history major leads to a rewarding and fulfilling career.  Student-interns spend the equivalent of 10-hours per week performing internship duties over the course of one semester or a total of 150 hours at work in public or not-for-profit institutions.
Intern applicants must be mature, self-disciplined, work well with others, respect the privacy of the work place, and demonstrate a commitment to the field. 

  • Six-hours of history course work at JCCC or another college within the last two years;
  • A minimum of a “3.0” on a “4.0” scale in your history course work;
  • A written recommendation from your history classroom instructor;
  • And permission of the History Internship Mentor prior to undertaking their internship.

Students identify an appropriate position in a public or not-for-profit organization of their choice. The JCCC Mentor guides that student through the application and interview process.  Site sponsors then select interns from among the applicants.
Students interview at potential placement sites and are selected by the site sponsor.  Previously students have interned at local institutions and agencies such as the Deanna Rose Farmstead and the Wyandotte County Historical Museum. JCCC has invitations for interns to interview in a variety of institutions including the Negro League Baseball Museum in KCMO, the Johnson County Historical Museum, and the Quindaro Museum in KCK.
For detailed information on internships, contact LeAnn Cunningham, JCCC internship coordinator, or Professor Tai Edwards, history internship mentor.