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Graduate Internships

U-M History sponsors and supports a variety of internship programs that allow students to apply their skills as historians in professional settings. Graduate students benefit from these hands-on practicums that not only introduce them to workplace dynamics, but also expand their portfolios for a broad range of careers.

The History Department regards internships as a valuable pursuit of practical experience; they are an integral part of our graduate training. The department currently offeres two compensated internship opportunities: Public Engagement and Professionalization Coordinator and Gerald Saxon Brown Digital Skills Internship. Click below for more information.

The Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program allows doctoral candidates to pursue a fully supported internship as part of their graduate training in the fall, winter, and spring/summer terms. Internships offer students a mentored experience in non-academic settings that is tailored to meet the needs of partner organizations. Partners include the William L. Clements Library, ProQuest, Michigan Humanities, and many others. Students may work with Rackham to arrange opportunies at other organizations. 

This initiative provides a crucial experiential learning opportunity for students, while demonstrating the value of their advanced abilities and knowledge to employers in a wide array of fields. Students can learn more in the Rackham Internship Guide for Doctoral Students.