Internship Opportunities in History

Internships should be either one or three credits.

The History Department offers an excellent opportunity for students to earn academic credit and gain practical experience by interning at one of several local museums, libraries, and archives. Typically, students enroll in 3 credits of HIST H496 (Instructor permission required), which requires 10 hours of work per week. Students are also required to keep a journal and complete additional academic assignments. Occasionally, the department and place of work allow 1-credit internships.

Below is a list of organizations at which students can potentially intern. It is recommended that students who are interested should review this list and consider where they might like to intern. Internships need to be set up prior to the beginning of each semester or summer, and permission is required. For permission and additional information please contact the Department’s Internship Coordinator, Professor Hayley Froysland, at

IU South Bend Archive (full description)
Indiana University South Bend
Schurz Library
South Bend, IN 46634
(574) 520-4392
Contact: Alison Stankrauff, Archivist

Center for History/The History Museum
808 West Washington STreet
South Bend, IN 46601
Main: (574) 235-9664
Direct: (574) 235-9063
Contact: Brandon J. Anderson
Deputy Executive Director

Studebaker National Museum
201 S. Chapin St.
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 235-9714
Contact: Anthony Smith, Curator

Ruthmere Museum (full description)
302 E. Beardsley Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46514
(574) 264-0330
Contact: Laurel Spencer-Forsythe, Curator

Historic Landmarks of Indiana
Northern Regional Office
Remedy Building
402 West Washington Street
South Bend, IN  46601
(574) 232-4534

Saint Joseph County
Department of Records Management and Archives
County-City Building
South Bend, IN 46601
(574) 284-9091

Noble County Historical Society
P.O. Box 152
Albion, IN 46701
(219) 536-3929
Contact: Bill Landon, Director

Fort St. Joseph Museum
508 E. Main Street
Niles, MI
Contact: Carol Bainbridge, Director

Elkhart County Historical Museum
PO Box 434
Bristol, IN 46507
574-848-4322 (phone)
574-848-5703 (fax)
Contact: Liz Fisher, Curator of Collections

Michiana Jewish Historical Society
3202 Shalom Way
South Bend, IN 46615
Contact: Maggie Goldberg
(574) 233-1164

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
209 Lincolnway East
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Contact: Susan Jacobs, Reference and Information Services Coordinator
(574) 259-5277 ext. 2921