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Internships (HIST-UA 980/0981)
- We encourage our majors to gain work experience at a range of organizations and employers throughout New York City, while earning credit towards their degree by completing research papers about the history of those organizations. Recent internships completed include:
- Merrill Lynch
- United Nations
- Random House
- Center for Jewish History
- Mayoral campaigns
- Huffington Post
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Marie Claire
- Students who wish to engage in history related work in an agency or institute within or outside New York University (e.g. UN agency, an archive, museum or library, philanthropy, a publishing house or an appropriate television program) may apply for 2 points of course credit.
- Students interested in credit for an internship must write a proposal (maximum 250 words) on the nature of their internship. They must submit this proposal with a letter from their internship supervisor confirming the internship and stating that they will give the student a proposed grade at the end of the semester.
- The student will maintain a daily log during the internship, and complete an 8-10 page paper connecting the internship to history (e.g. how does what you learned on the internship inform your understanding of the past? How might history help you better grapple with the challenges you faced as an intern?) The log and paper will be due at the end of the semester.
- Internships may be either paid or unpaid.
- Interns are expected to devote a minimum 4 hours a week for a 2 credit internship (56 total hours). 4-credit internships will only be approved under special circumstances. Students seeking 4 units of credit will be expected to appeal in writing to the DUS; the intern must devote a minimum of 8 hours a week for a 4-credit internship (112 total hours); and the total pages of writing submitted must add up to at least 20.
- Click here for the internship application.
Independent Study (HIST-UA 997/0998)
- Independent Studies may count towards the major if they are classified as HIST-UA and do not exceed a total of 8 points. They may also be used towards satisfying the field distribution requirement upon formal approval from the DUGS. Such courses, however, cannot be counted towards satisfaction of the Workshop or Advanced Seminar requirement.
- Students interested in undertaking independent study on a specific or specialized topic of their choice may do so by applying to the DUGS for 2 or 4 points of course credit. Please specify on the application for what requirement you would like the independent study to count.
- The student will indicate a general area of interest and will need to obtain the agreement of a full-time faculty supervisor. The student and faculty supervisor must consult each other on a regular basis, at least biweekly, and the grade for the course must be submitted by the supervisor to the Director of Undergraduate Studies before the last week of the term in which the student is registered.
- Click here for the independent study application.