Internships at the AHA

The American Historical Association seeks undergraduate and graduate students to work remotely or in-person as interns in summer 2024. AHA interns work on a variety of projects and gain insight into historical and nonprofit work. Students will be matched with an AHA staff member who will mentor and oversee their work. They will have an opportunity to attend departmental and general staff meetings and to learn about the day-to-day work of the world's largest professional association of historians.

Accepted interns will need to receive either a stipend or course credit from their home institutions; we understand this is not possible in many cases, but we cannot accept an intern who receives neither stipend nor course credit. Hours are negotiable.

AHA interns’ work may include the following:

  • Assistance with the website redesign project; may include review of our website's educational and professional resources as well as training in WordPress.
  • Working in an Airtable database used by the AHA for our popular Career Contacts program. Knowledge of Airtable is helpful but not required. Training will be provided.
  • Collaborating on website and social media strategy and marketing work. Research projects including on past locations of our annual meetings to determine segregation laws and data on funding for graduate students.
  • Review of state history/social studies standards and model K–12 curricula.
  • Distilling the AHA's journal and magazine articles for use by high school students.
  • Assistance with processing AHA archival materials.

Apply by May 1. Interested students are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and list of two references through your MY AHA account. Log into your MY AHA account at; click “Available Application Forms” in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section; and select the “AHA Internship” link. If you don't have an account, create one for free at

Please contact Rebecca West ( with any questions.