Internships (HIST 499)

Internships in History are open by application to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students should begin by reviewing the Arts Internship Office website. Undergraduates should also meet with their history program adviser or the undergraduate program director to discuss the procedure for obtaining approval to count their internship for academic credit. If approved, students will register under HIST 499 Internship (3 credits) with the help of the HCS Administrative Students Affairs Coordinator.

The most complete information regarding Internships is available through the Arts Internship Office. Please review and complete all steps: see 

History Internship Course (HIST 499)

The Arts Internship course allows students to gain experience in areas relevant to their field of study; allowing students who pursue approved internships to gain up to 3 credits towards their degrees. Arts internships involve a minimum of 150 hours of work, normally over 8-12 weeks in a host institution approved by the student’s home department or program. Students are required to submit documentation of the internship experience and a topical paper discussing the internship from an academic perspective.

Eligibility Requirements

The Arts Internship course is only open to U2 and U3 students in good standing, normally after completing 30 credits of a 90-credit program or 45 credits of a 96 to 120-credit program. A minimum CGPA of 2.70 and permission from the Undergraduate Program Director in History and Classical Studies and the Arts Internship Officer are required. This course will normally not fulfil program requirements for seminar or 400-level courses. Students are permitted to count only one internship toward their History program requirements.

The department strongly encourages Internship placements to be completed over the summer months, but can be arranged in any term, or may stretch over two terms. The course is typically taken in Fall following the completion of the internship. Because of the heavy workload involved, students should be wary of coupling an internship course with a full course load. Students must receive approval to participate in a PSC-approved internship program. For questions regarding specific student eligibility (including pay), consult the Internship Office.

Proposing an Internship

Students should review the steps as outlined on the Arts Internship Office website: 


A grade for the internship will be assigned by the academic supervisor, based on the agreement initially made between the student and the academic supervisor.

See the Arts Internship Office website: 

More information

Arts Internship Website.
HIST 499 Internship Form for course credit



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