Internships at the USAHEC

Important: For ease of use and clear understanding for academic institutions, the USAHEC uses the term "intern" to describe student volunteers. An intern at the USAHEC is a volunteer who is a student of an accredited undergraduate or graduate academic program and is receiving academic credit towards a degree for their efforts at the USAHEC. Interns serving at the USAHEC are NOT part of the Army Civilian Career Intern Program or any other Department of Defense or U.S. Government internship program. All internships at the USAHEC are unpaid.

The USAHEC offers in-depth, professional experience through internships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. The USAHEC is a world-class working archive, museum, and educational facility; the USAHEC Internship Program is intended to provide real-world experience in the history, public history, museum, archival, public relations, graphic design, and library fields to eager and motivated students. The interns will support the mission and vision of the USAHEC and support daily activities and special projects supervised by USAHEC employees.

Qualifying students serve for a minimum of one semester and receive credit based on the scheduling and requirements of their school. Internships are unpaid. Students are responsible for their own lodging, tuition, travel, and all other incidental expenses.


  • History
  • Archives
  • Library Science
  • Museum Administration
  • Administration
  • Public History
  • Chemistry
  • Graphic Design
  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Museum Studies
  • International Relations
  • English
  • Journalism

Apply for your internship:

Internships are always tailored to the needs of the student, but the USAHEC has specific internship positions students for which students may apply. Students interested in applying for an internship should submit the application to the USAHEC Internship Coordinator at least thirty days prior to the start of the internship.

Step 1: Choose an Internship

Every internship is different! The USAHEC team will work with an intern and their instructors to modify the internship to fit their academic needs. To get started, pick an internship from the options below, and download the application. If you do not see one that fits your specific needs, simply pick the closest application.

Step 2: Write your Resume and Cover Letter

Write a well thought out cover letter describing why you think your skills and experiences will help to strengthen the USAHEC team. Include in the cover letter any specific needs you have or special circumstances for your internship. Also include a resume or CV (curriculum vitae) pertinent to the internship you are applying for.

Step 3: Send it in

Email the .pdf application, the cover letter, and the resume/CV to the Internship Coordinator with the subject line "INTERN (Last Name)." In the body of the email, include your first and last name, school, major, and three good dates and times you can come in for an interview. We will review your application and contact you.


If you have questions or would like to discuss options,
please contact the USAHEC at (717) 245-3972 and ask for the Internship Coordinator.