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Internships - 2017-18

The Department of History is offering internships for undergraduate students interested in gaining practical applied experience in the archives or in historical and cultural development and management. The internships fall into two categories: archival internships (HIST 501/502) and museum or community based internships (HIST 212).

Archival Internships (HIST 501/502)

The Queen’s Archives in conjunction with the Department of History will be offering two internship possibilities for History students in 2017-18. A half year option, HIST 502*, can be taken in fall or winter, and is conceived for students in years two through four interested in acquiring experience working with archival collections. The full year option, HIST 501, is available only for third and fourth year students, and involves both work in the collections as well as a research paper based on the archive’s materials. 

Student interns will be supervised by Heather Home, the Public Services/Private Records Archivist. Interested students should read the more detailed description here History Archive Internship Information and contact Heather Home by email at Once she has approved your internship, please fill out the Archival Internship Application Form, and submit it for approval to the department along with the documents listed on the form. 

Museum or Community Based Internship (HIST 212)

The HIST 212 internship involves partnerships between the Department and various municipal and civic agencies. In 2016-17 the department partnered with:

Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historical Sites, Inc.
Royal Military College Museum and Ford Frederick
City of Kingston
Canadian Mental Health Association, Kingston Branch
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Details on the HIST 212 internships for 2017-18 will be posted in late June, 2017.  Instructions on the application process will be posted at that time.