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Internships and Placements


The internship program is an important feature of the Public History curriculum at the University of Houston. Through supervised internships, usually conducted over a period of one semester, students learn practical uses of history outside of the university. Internships can be paid or unpaid, depending on need and client requirements.

At the beginning of the semester in which a student begins his/her internship, the student:

  • submits a written description of the proposed internship activities
  • insures that the internship supervisor submits the "Internship Approval Form”
  • submits a schedule of working hours.

At the end of the internship, the student will submit the "Final Evaluation Form: Intern" and the internship supervisor will submit the "Final Evaluation Form: Supervisor." The student also will meet with the director of CPH, to discuss completion of the internship. View a list of selected internships »

  • National Museum of American History/Smithsonian
  • Urban Forestry/City of Houston Parks Department
  • Houston Medical Forum
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas/Houston Branch
  • Historical Research Associates
  • Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Battleship Texas/Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
  • Menil Collection
  • Offshore Energy Center
  • Encyclopedia of American Environmental History
  • Houston Academy of Medicine/Texas
  • Medical Center Library
  • NASA
  • Baker & Botts law firm


Graduates from our program, with the MA in public history or a PhD in energy, environmental, policy or urban history, have enjoyed excellent opportunities in a variety of cultural, publishing, educational, government and business venues. View a list of job placements for CPH alumni »


  • George Bush Presidential Library
  • Hospitality Industry Archives/Library, UH Hilton Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt School
  • History Associates, Inc.
  • Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Texas Medical Center, Houston
  • Rosenberg Library, Galveston


  • Managing Editor, Offshore Magazine
  • Associate Editor, Platts Gas Daily
  • Managing Editor, Houston History magazine
  • Director, Association of Latin American Artists and Crafters Anonim@s Latin@s, and General Editor, LActitud


  • Historical Research Associates, Seattle
  • Historical Research Associates, Houston
  • Partner, The Fredrickson Law Firm
  • Argus Historical Services, Houston

Government Agencies

  • U.S. Department of Defense, Honolulu
  • Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Preservation Division

Museums/Historic Sites/Research Initiatives

  • Research Coordinator, Boston History and Innovation Collaborative
  • Director, George Ranch Historical Park, Richmond, TX

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Faculty Appointments

  • Troy State University
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • University of North Florida
  • Mansfield University
  • Tomball College
  • UH-Downtown
  • North Harris County Community College
  • Houston Community College