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Internships

The nature of the American Studies Program provides students with a wide range of internship opportunities, and many students take advantage of these opportunities every semester. Practical work experience allows students to explore career options, helps secure employment after graduation, and provides experiences that are unattainable through regular classroom study. Students who want to receive American Studies credit for internships must get permission from Brian Roberts at brianrussellroberts@byu.edu. Students are encouraged to explore the wide range of options and resources.

Looking for an internship? Start here!

American Studies Academic Internship


Students may participate in an internship that enables them to examine a variety of American experiences, honing skills in writing; literary criticism; historical research; and social, political, and economic analysis.

Humanities Advisement Center


Contact Academic Adviser, Dave Waddell, in 1175 JFSB or at dave_waddell@byu.edu for more information on internships both state-side and abroad.

Local/On Campus Internships

BYU On Campus Internships


Get real work experience without leaving campus! Work 6-9 hours a week for a variety of organizations with a team of BYU students as part of a 3 credit class.

ORCA Grants


The BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities offers students $1500 to conduct mentored research with a faculty member.

Exploratory Internship 


Students can create their own internship experience and receive credit through the University Advisement center by signing up for the Student Development 199R: Academic Internship course. Contact Jeff Buell (2500 Wilk, 801-422-3826)to see if this option fits you.

Utah State Legislature


This internship program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience as they participate in the legislative process.

Kennedy Center


The Kennedy Center sponsors a variety of study abroad programs, international internships, and field studies.

BYU English Department Internships


Check here for regular postings about internships.

BYU History Department Internship Information


Check here for regular postings about internships.

BYU History Department Internship Blog


Check here for regular postings about internships.

Domestic Internships

Internship Office
BYU Washington Seminar
This is an internship offered by BYU in which students live and work in Washington DC for a semester. Students participate in quality internships, briefings on current national issues, tours, and excursions to enhance their academic experience and better prepare for a career.

International Internships


Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center sponsors a variety of study abroad programs, international internships, and field studies.

U.S. Commercial Service
click “Locations” under the “Customized Services” tab. Then click the “Find” tab under “International Offices” to search whether internships are offered in your chosen country.