Fellowships and Internships

Explore America Summer Internships 

The list of internship hosts reads like a Who’s Who of the nation’s top cultural institutions: the National Archives, the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, to name just a few. Sponsored by the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Explore America internships are open to students from every department—including history—who want to deepen their understanding of American history and culture and gain off-campus experiences. 


Chesapeake Heartland Internships

In support of Chesapeake Heartland's mission to preserve, digitize, interpret, and make accessible materials related to African American history and culture, the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience offers Washington College students, faculty, and staff several opportunities to take part in community curation projects. Paid, part-time positions for undergraduates are available for:

  • Oral History Internship
  • Digital Archiving Internship
  • Family History Research/Black Ancestors Project
  • Public Humanities Research, African American History and Culture at Washington College
  • Research Assistant

For more information and to apply, please visit chesapeakeheartland.org.

Guy Goodfellow Fellowship in History

This fellowship, awarded annually, provides up to $1,000 toward the costs of research and/or experiential learning opportunities such as defraying the costs of travel, purchase of research materials and photocopies, microfilm for a History major working on her/his senior thesis. The award may also be used to supplement income for an otherwise unpaid internship at a historical national park, library, or museum.

Endowed by the Goodfellow family in memory of Dr. Guy Goodfellow, former Professor of History at Washington College, the Fellowship Program complements the ongoing the Guy Goodfellow lecture series through which History Department of Washington College brings nationally-renowned scholars in American history to campus. The Guy Goodfellow Fellows may pursue projects in the full range of historical studies, however, and are not limited to American History topics.

For more information, please contact the chair of the History Department, Dr. Janet Sorrentino. jsorrentino2@washcoll.edu