Undergraduate and graduate student internships offer a valuable opportunity to build professional training and research experience. Many prior internships have led students to new jobs or graduate programs. Internships are available for academic credit for both undergraduate and graduate students. Ask your faculty advisor or the department chair for more information on how to add this to your resume.
Examples of student internships:
- ISU Special Collections and University Archives: cataloging archival collections, writing research guides, digitizing records, and creating public, digital-access sites for historic records.
- National Park Service, Minidoka National Historic Site: conducting public tours and presentations, writing newsletter articles, researching relations with surrounding community during World War II.
- National Park Service, Grand Teton National Park: working with the cultural resources staff to catalog and develop interpretations for the Vernon Collection, a nationally significant collection of Native American arts.
- Museum of Idaho: researching topics for incoming exhibits, writing interpretive displays, developing educational activities for public events, and cataloging county history records.
- Pocatello Historic Preservation Commission: writing walking tour brochures and papers to expand public awareness of early Pocatello history.
- Bannock County Historical Society: developing interpretive displays, cataloging collection of archives and artifacts, and digitizing photos.
- Idaho Museum of Natural History: Digitizing field maps and other historical records.
- Twin Falls Public Library: researching and writing guides for public education of the development of downtown Twin Falls.
- ISU Holocaust Remembrance Week Events: interns work each year to coordinate displays, presentations, and public discussions for this annual event.
- ISU research assistants: students work with faculty members to help comb through archival records on various topics, facilitating the work of professional research.
- Idaho Transportation Department: analyzing and georeferencing historic records of transportation plans for Idaho roads.
- City of Idaho Falls: digitizing historical records for the the city’s GIS database to help guide planning.
- Idaho Falls Public Library: cataloging and organizing local history records and transcribing oral history interviews to help raise public awareness of valuable resources.
- Valley County Historical Society: digitizing records to improve public access to historic resources.