HPGA Internships

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Internship Options

HPGA offers many ways for students to learn more about possible careers via internships. We have several types of internships that are open to all HPGA majors and minors:

Public History Internships

Our faculty have established relationships with many organizations that are enthusiastic about hosting our students. In these internships, students have performed varied activities, from learning all aspects of managing museums, to creating content for walking tours apps, to helping visitors to establishments understand their complex histories. Institutions that have hosted our students in the past include the National Museum of African American Music, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Centennial Arts Center. Additionally, our professors have provided students with research assistantships in various forms. For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Patrick at apatric2@tnstate.edu (Crouch Hall 413D, 615-963-5742).

State Legislative Intern Program

Students may also intern in the state legislature. In these internships, students learn how the legislative process works and experience the day-to-day rhythms of the legislature. These usually occur in the spring semester. For more information contact Dr. Brian Russell at brussell7@tnstate.edu (Crouch Hall 215, 615-963-4930).