Internship Frequently Asked Questions

Are internships open for high school students?

Yes, internships are open to high school seniors, so long as they have ample experience. The Archives and Collection internship is only open to students studying for their bachelors degree or higher.


I have already graduated with a degree; am I eligible to apply?

Yes, if you have received a degree at any level or are looking to diversify your work experience you may apply.


Do you need to have a degree in history to apply?

No. While WHS is a history based organization holding a degree in history is not required. Preference will be given to history, art history, education, museum studies, library science, etc.


Are the internships paid?

No, internships are unpaid. However, course credit may be earned by working with your school.


Do you require letters of recommendations?

No, but two references and a resume are required. One must be a professor or academic reference.


What happens after I submit my application?

Once your application is accepted you will receive an email confirmation. Intern supervisors will review all applications and will select a pool of applicants to conduct interviews. Once interviews have been completed, selected interns will be contacted to create their internship schedule.


Can I call to inquire about my application?

No, due to the number of applicants phone calls about application status are not accepted.


May I take days off during the summer program?

No. Once you have been accepted into the internship program, the internship supervisor will work with you to create an internship schedule which you will agree to be present for.


For additional questions not listed here please contact WHS Education and Program Director, Nicole Carpenter.