Diversity Internships Available from the Texas Historical Commission

Applications are open now through March 17 for the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) Diversity Internship Program, supported by funding from the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.

The Diversity Internship Program builds interest and awareness in historic preservation, specifically among students from underrepresented cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. THC Diversity Interns will work with THC staff and programs, gaining valuable professional experience related to historic preservation, historic sites, community development programs, heritage tourism, and communications. Diversity Interns will complete a rotation among all divisions headquartered in Austin and then complete a special project in a division of their choice. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend provided by the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission for a full-time, eight-week internship.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in history, preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, archeology, downtown revitalization, and heritage tourism can apply. The only requirements are U.S. citizenship, current enrollment in junior year or higher (in a Texas college or university or a Texas resident attending an out-of-state school), and 3.0 or higher grade point average. Preference may be given to a candidate from a disadvantaged socioeconomic background. Prior recipients are ineligible.

For more information or to apply for an internship, visit http://www.thcfriends.org/thc-diversity-internship.