The history department’s internship program helps students gain practical experience working in museums and archives or on history-related projects for local organizations.
Our strongest partnership is with the National Archives at Fort Worth. You may also pursue internships with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Tarrant County Archives or other institutions.
You can also access many volunteer and informal internship options at local museums and archives.
Earning Academic Credit for Your Internship
You may pursue these internships on your own, or you may opt to receive academic credit at TCU through HIST 30073—Public Internship in History. To qualify for academic credit for an internship, you must have completed nine hours in history by the beginning of the internship and have a GPA of at least 3.0 overall and in history courses. You must complete 120 hours of work over the course of a semester (approximately eight hours per week) and submit regular reports to your adviser.
For more information on internships and the application process, please consult with history undergraduate adviser Dr. Alex Hidalgo.
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TCU Policy on Internships
TCU offers hundreds of internships in any given semester and does not support political or personal statements associated with any of them. We evaluate each opportunity to ensure academic value as it relates to a course of study. Beyond that, we encourage you to seek the opportunities that best match your interests and to choose how to best fulfill your internship requirements.