Internship Leads

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.

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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.

BYU Museum of Art
Education in Zion Gallery 
Springville Art Museum
Natural History Museum of Utah
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
City Weekly Intern Program
Virtual Student Foreign Service

 

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.

LDS Church Internships
National Security Agency (NSA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
National Park Service
The White House Internship Program
Brookings
The Heritage Foundation
Urban Institute
Student Conservation Association
National Geographic
Idealist
Guggenheim
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Disney College Program
FDR Presidential Library & Museum
National Archives (Regional)
National Archives (DC Metro Area)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
National Public Radio (NPR)
Public Radio International

 

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.

NATO (IS/IMS, Defence College, SHAPE, HQ LC, ACT, NCI Agency) Internship Programmes
European Affairs Jobsite
The Association of European Chambers of Commerce
German Marshall Fund
U.S. State Department
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program
American Chamber of Commerce
World Trade Centers Association
EducationUSA
International Monetary Fund
United Nations
National Security Agency
OECD Internship Programme
CARE International
HELP International
Virtual Student Foreign Service