Internships are an integral part of Kennesaw State Universitys
public history program. The vast amount of public history resources
located in the Northwest Georgia and Atlanta metro area give our
students a unique opportunity to take what they have learned in
the classroom and apply it in a real-world setting, hone their public
history skills, and begin developing a network of professional contacts.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I register for an internship?
Typically once you have successfully completed two public history courses, notably HIST3325 (“Introduction to Public History”). The internship requires a minimum of 100 hours, so plan your schedule wisely.
How do I begin the process of selecting an internship?
You can begin by setting up a meeting with Dr. Catherine Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine the scope and focus of your internship. Prior to that meeting, you can review the list of internship placements on the Public History website. After that meeting, you should contact with the appropriate staff member at the institution you have selected to see if they are looking for interns. The list is not comprehensive. You can select a wide range of institutions (museums, cultural sites, etc.) for internships and may choose one not on the list.
Once I find the institution, what do I do?
Meet with Dr. Catherine Lewis (email@example.com) to do the appropriate paperwork (available outside my door in Social Science Suite 2005, Room 2008). You will then be responsible for filing it with the registrar’s office before you can register.
Once I’ve finished the paperwork, what do I do?
You make arrangements with the staff supervisor at the institution and begin the internship. You should download the syllabus from the Public History website. Be mindful of the deadlines and submit the work according to that schedule.
What are the responsibilities of my internship supervisor?
The staff member at the institution where you are completing your internship will oversee your work and fill out an evaluation form at the end of the internship.
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Internship opportunities are available with, but not limited to:
Atlanta History Center
Contact: Kate Whitman
Bartow History Center
Contact: Trey Gaines
Cherokee County Historical Society
Contact: Meghan Nepper
Contact: Claudia Oakes
Chief Vann House
Contact: Ralph DelGiorno
Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society
Contact: Darryl Barksdale
Georgia Humanities Council
Contact: Laura McCarty 404-523-6220, ext. 11
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
Contact: Patrick Brennan
Historic Preservation Division, Department of Natural Resources
Contact: Call main number for information
Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta
Contact: Karen Kelly
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
Contact: Willie Johnson
Kennesaw State University Archives
Contact: Tamara Livingston
Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art
Contact: Position not filled, call for information
Marietta Museum of History
Contact: Dan Cox
Oak Hill and the Martha Barry Museum
Contact: Jennifer Dickey
Rome Area History Museum
Contact: Cherry Johnson
Rome, Georgia Main Street Program
Contact: Ann Arnold
Root House Museum
Contact: Mary Ellen Higgenbotham
Roswell Historical Society
Contact: Elaine DeNiro
Roswell Historical Society
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
www.southernmuseum.org or www.kennesaw-ga.gov.
Contact for information about education internships: Jennifer Legates
770-427-2117 ext. 3177
Contact for information on collections internships: Ava R. Wilkey
770.427.2117 ext 3058
Southeastern Museums Conference
Contact: Richard Waterhouse
Whitfield-Murray Historical Society (Dalton)
Contact: Tim Howard