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Are you a History major?  Are you interested in becoming a History major?  Have a question about teacher certification?  Contact an advisor   >>>Click here for new internships! <<<  

Connect with other history majors by joining our Peer Mentoring Program.  Would you like a peer mentor who can answer your questions?  Would you like to help your fellow students out as a mentor?  

Students Making News and a Difference

Undergrads who excelled in URAD Competition          

Scholarship, Awards, Prizes and the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

Graduate Student Accomplishments

Congratulations and big ups to Rachel Jacob, who has been selected as a finalist for the Truman Scholarship! This program awards $30,000 to college juniors for graduate education as they pursue careers in public service leadership.
Rachel will interview in Chicago, IL on March 10th with the other 150-200 national finalists.
Way to go, Rachel! We are super proud of you.



Summer Internships at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Transcribe an oral history; write a lesson plan; develop marketing strategies; work hands-on in our artifact and archive collection areas; teach a child the art of the "hoop and stick". The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is committed to providing learning opportunities and career-enhancing experiences to college and graduate students. Whether greeting the public on the front lines or working behind the scenes, interns take an active role in executing the mission of the presidential museum and library. Working with professional staff as part of a skilled team, interns participate in significant projects as well as day-to-day operations as they become familiar with the museum and library fields.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL is looking for several interns to join our team this summer. Internships are available in Communications and Public Affairs, Collections Management/Registrar, Education, Event Management, and Oral History.

Visit our website at for position descriptions and application materials.

Internship applications will be accepted until Wednesday, March 8, 2017. All internship positions are unpaid.


Ellwood House

The Ellwood House Museum is now accepting applications for summer internships. This year, we have two education and interpretation positions available. Each position comes with a stipend of $500. Please send the attached position descriptions to any interested students. Both positions are also listed on our website at


Thank you,


Tricia Runzel


Curator of Education and Interpretation 

Ellwood House Museum

509 N First Street

DeKalb, IL 60115

(815) 756-4609