Students with a major or minor in History are able to participate in internships in local historical societies, museums, archives, and even on Marquette’s campus.  Although specific duties and experiences will vary, all internships will provide a professional experience that will not only help students discern their interest in working in a history-related field, but also build skills valuable in any career.


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Students will learn to work collaboratively, conceive and execute projects, discover skills in new media and data management, and explore possible careers in history-related fields.


Almost any History student can benefit from taking an internship, which will enhance the credentials and skillsets of students interested in graduate school, law school, or information sciences; social media and digital technology; marketing; museum administration or exhibit design; and writing and editing. 

Most can be taken for credit or non-credit. Three-credit internships require a minimum of ten hours of work per week

Internships are usually available at the following Milwaukee-area sites:

We also offer internships in the History Department conducting independent research projects and in digital humanities and social media.

To qualify for an internship, you must be:



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Department of History
Sensenbrenner Hall, 202A
1103 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 (USPS); 53233 (courier)
(414) 288-7217 | (414) 288-5099 (FAX)