Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The final application deadline for Summer Session A is May 15. Please note that some internships sites have internal deadlines.

Eligibility

      • Completion of two (2) upper division history classes
      • Junior or Senior status (completed 90 or more units)
      • Good academic standing: at least a 3.0 overall GPA

Course Requirements

      • Attend biweekly meetings with the TA at the Center for Community Engagement (CCE)
      • Complete eight (8) weekly journal/writing assignments
      • Submit a final research paper
      • Log a minimum of 80 hours of work at internship site

Application

The application process has 5 steps:

  1. Review the internship descriptions and choose two sites that interest you. In addition to the mission of institution, consider the tasks that you enjoy doing and the kind of environment that you like working in. For example, do you want to do research, or do you prefer something that’s about communication? Do you like working with people? Contact PHI Director, Tawny Paul, to discuss options and check that your chosen sites are still available. tpaul@history.ucla.edu.
  2. Download and read the UCLA Career Guide Chapter 6 on Resumes and Cover Letters. See guidance at the UCLA Career Center. Have a look at some successful resumes and cover letters on the UCLA Career Center website.
  3. Draft a cover letter and resume. Target your cover letter to your first choice internship site.
  4. Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by the Career Center. You can make an appointment here.
  5. Submit your HistoryCorps application by email to tpaul@history.ucla.edu. A complete application consists of
    1. HistoryCorps-Application-Form
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Resume

Your application will be reviewd by the PHI Director, and we might suggest further edits. If your application to HistoryCorps is successful, we will forward your materials to your chosen internship site. They will contact you to arrange an interview, and will hopefully make you an internship offer!

Enrollment

      • Once you have an internship offer, you can enroll in History 195CE. Complete the intake process with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE): https://communityengagement.ucla.edu/programs/internship-courses/
        • PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment in a 195CE internship course is via a course contract and CANNOT be completed through URSA
      • Submit the completed contract course form to CCE. CCE will forward your course contract to the history department to obtain the necessary signatures. Please do not contact the history department chair directly to obtain a signature.
      • Space is limited. Submit a completed contract course form as soon as possible and no later than Friday of Week 2