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The Public History Internships and the General Internships are courses open to undergraduate history majors. With a few exceptions, Public History internships are at not-for-profit organizations or government agencies in New Jersey and the internships are history-related. The General Internships are at sites that do not meet the Public History internship criteria.

Students may take a maximum of one of each type. The internships are offered in the spring, fall, and first summer semester. About 100 different internships are available but students may propose internships not on the list. Students should meet with the coordinator no later than the middle of the semester preceding the semester in which they want to do an internship. To earn credit, students must work a minimum of 112 unpaid hours at the site and attend several class meetings. For additional detail, see the prefatory material with the lists of the available internships.


More than 100 different internships are available for history majors. To sign up for a 2014 First Summer Semester or Fall Semester internship, you need to schedule a half-hour interview with Gary Saretzky, the Internship Coordinator.  Interviews will be held in Van Dyck 208 starting March 26.  See schedule below.

If you are a history major and want to take Public History Internship 506:451 or General Internship 506:452, please contact  Professor Saretzky to schedule an appointment.  (These classes tend to fill up fast to the maximum of 18 students total.)  Please note that Public History Internships satisfy the seminar requirement for history majors but General Internships do not.  Professor Saretzky usually can be reached at 732-308-3771 x 5, 8:30-noon and 1:00-4:30pm, Monday to Friday.  If he is not there, please leave a message.

Schedule of interviews (half hour):

Wed., March 26, 2:30-9pm

Fri., Mar. 28, 3 to 6pm

Mon., Mar. 31, 5:15pm-8:45pm

Tues., Apr. 1, 5:15pm-8:45pm

Wed., Apr. 2, 5:45-8:45pm

Please note that the internship classes probably will be maxed out by April 2 and plan accordingly.

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