Make History
Make History

Career Experience

There’s no greater way to satisfy your curiosity than by jumping in and getting your feet wet. The Department of History has relationships with reputable and exciting companies looking for inquisitive and ambitious graduate and undergraduate students to fulfill internship roles.

Department of History students can get academic credit for internships conducted with local historical societies, the State Historical Society of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Government, or other institutions engaged in historical activity. Information on agencies offering internship opportunities is available at the Cooperative Education Office (345 Nebraska Union). To register and receive credit for History 398 (Internship in History), a student must receive prior approval from undergraduate advisor Carole Levin at or at 605 Oldfather Hall.

Undergraduate Digital Humanities Internship

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH) faculty and digital humanities fellows are looking for undergraduates to participate in research projects through the University's Undergraduate Creative Arts and Research Experiences (UCARE) program. If you are looking for a UCARE project relating to digital humanities, this may be for you. While some of these opportunities will be posted on the UCARE project list, you can also contact the Center at and ask to have your resume shared with faculty in the CDRH.

Sheldon Docent Volunteer Position

Docents are dedicated volunteer staff who are passionate about art, learning, and the Sheldon Museum of Art. They give tours and provide information about artwork on display to more than 8,000 Lincoln Public School 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, as well as members of the public. Prior experience with teaching and art are not necessary, although they can be helpful.

Teacher Training

Summer Institute for Online Teaching

The Summer Institute takes both the novice and experienced online instructor through the steps of course development, and explores various facets of online teaching.

The five-week Summer Institute for Online Teaching (SIOT), funded by the Office of Online & Distance Education and in partnership with Information Services, focuses on the development and use of pedagogical strategies, as well as complementary technology tools that facilitate online learning. Participants engage in face-to-face and online sessions, small group discussion, learning activities, and optional technology workshops.

SIOT is offered online via Blackboard with three face-to-face meetings and is facilitated by faculty experienced in teaching distance education courses. The institute will focus on four skills critical to online teaching: planning, communication, evaluation, and management skills. Topics will include developing an online course, writing an online syllabus, creating performance-based assessment, planning online activities and resources, initiating and moderating discussion groups, and managing a course (time, record-keeping, students). Online technology training will provide hands-on practice and opportunities to create online course components.

Graduate Student Internships

History 895: Internship in Digital Humanities

For graduate and undergraduate students interested in internship opportunities at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities (CDRH), please contact Katherine Walter at Graduate internships are typically a semester-long commitment, and offer the individual a broad overview of digital scholarship. These can be combined with independent study. Internships are also offered through the Cather Project and other projects in partnership with the Center. For college credit as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities, see the interdisciplinary MODL 895, 895E, and 895H "Internship in Digital Humanities."

History 993: Press Internship

Work in History 993 is supervised by the History Acquisitions editor at the University of Nebraska Press. The students get an understanding of the tasks involved in working for the major press and preparing academic historical books for publication.

Preparing Future Faculty

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program at Nebraska is a professional development opportunity for advanced doctoral students interested in pursuing a faculty position.

Through PFF, participants learn about faculty roles and responsibilities (research/scholarship, teaching, service) and gain direct knowledge of the diversity of higher education institutions (large public research, liberal arts, comprehensive, private religious, etc.) through a structured mentoring experience with partner institution mentors. Those who complete the PFF program are better prepared for the academic job search and are more successful in their first faculty position.