One of the great strengths of the Capital Campus Public History Program is the internships available for students. As student in the public history program you are required to take (9) units of internships in total, over (3) semesters. The internship units are split into two class for the first two semesters of internship classes the student will take History 295 Internship twice for a total of (6) units and History 297 Advance Internship for the final (3) units. The internships allow an opportunity to develop a skill set in the field of public history and apply the lessons learned in class. In addition to learning practical skills many students develop their thesis from their internships.

All internships are graded on a credit/ no credit scale. To earn credit each student is expected to work a minimum of 8-10 hours a week at their internship and write an internship critique. At the end of each semester students will submit a 4-5 page essay (critique) on their internship to the Public History Director. The critique will cover a summary of duties and responsibilities, as well as any project/s the student worked on, for more details please see the “Guidelines” document listed below. In addition to the internship critique students will also be graded on the feedback provided from internship supervisor.

Students choose their internship/s from a large variety of organizations in the greater Sacramento area and beyond. There are many paid internship opportunities available. The internship class can be taken in fall, spring and summer. Students had internships in the areas of Archives, Cultural Resource Management (CRM), Historic Interpretation, Museums and more. Below is a list of place students have interned at including but not limited to:

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Los Angeles), Angel Island, California State Archives, California State Library, California Statewide Museum Collections Center (State Parks), Caltrans Cultural Studies Office, Center For Sacramento History, JRP Historical Consulting (Davis, CA), Levis Archives (San Francisco), Mount Vernon (Virginia), NBC Archives (Los Angeles), Office of Historic Preservation, Placer County Archives, Sutter’s Fort State Park

Forms For Current Students