Below is a list of internships that might be of interest to majors and minors within this department. These internships would generally fill the internship requirements for both INDV 291, INDV 491, PLSC 291, and PLSC 491. Please submit any additions to this page to Shannon Martin.

Where you find a link in a field of your interest, look for similar links online for other internships or job/career opportunities. In addition to providing a useful list of opportunities for both our students and graduating students, we also hope that students will use these links as a way to learn about what kinds of jobs and internships are available to History and Political Studies students.

Additional opportunities may be found on our departmental Facebook page.  Like our Facebook page and you can be kept up-to-date on new postings!  

History and Political Studies Internship Links

DCInternships.  Internships in a variety of areas, suitable to both history and international development majors.

Tennessee General Assembly Legislative Internship Program.  This program gives students an opportunity to spend a semester in Nashville working with the Tennessee General Assembly.

Bridge Refugee Services.  This program is more likely to find interest among international development majors, but history and political studies students may also find this organization of interest. 

Global Action Initiatives Alliance.  While this is a worldwide organization, there is also an office in Chattanooga.  

Child Impact International.  This is an organization that works out of Ooltewah, Tennessee.

Chattanooga Room in the Inn.  This is a non-profit that works with homeless women and homeless women with children.

Volunteer Match.  This site is continually updated with new and local places for people to do occasional volunteer work or get involved on a more permanent basis.  These links will be useful to those seeking both internships and less formal practicum / volunteer work. This will be of interest to both History and international development majors.

The National Museum of American History.  This internship is in Washington D.C., and there are several available. These include the areas of museum management, curatorial projects, archival science, exhibition design, and public history programs. There are also specific internship opportunities here for women and Latinxs.  

The Hermitage.  This is President Andrew Jackson's home in Nashville. Several internships are available.  

ADRA.  Adventist Development and Relief Agency internships and volunteer opportunities will be of interest to all majors in our department.


ECHO.  This is an NGO that works in 165 countries and trains communities, farmers, and development workers in sustainable agriculture. This link is to the internship page, but you can navigate through the site for the "careers" link as well.  

Grants, Funding, and Scholarships

We are building a list of grants, funding, and scholarship links. These will include links that specifically target students of history and political studies, but will also include information on general funding that is open to undergraduate students of any major. Please check again soon.