Texas and the First World War Database Project

Internship Title: Texas and the First World War Database Intern

Supervising Division/Department/Site: History Programs Division/Military Sites Program

Semester Internship is Available:  Spring/Summer/Fall

Work Location Address: 105 W. 16th St. Austin, TX  78701

Duration:  Semester based

Hours/Week:  As long as needed to complete individual projects; this work can be undertaken remotely

Travel Required:  No   



November 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that silenced the guns of World War I. To honor the nearly 200,000 Texans who served in that conflict, the Texas Historical Commission is compiling information on Texas sites associated with the war, including war monuments and memorials. The Military Sites Program intern will assist with this database project by performing light research and data entry, developing web content, and interacting with other centennial partners.

Complies with all agency Internship Program policies and procedures.



  • Compile information on Texas sites associated with the war, including monuments and memorials
  • Perform light research and data entry
  • Develop web content
  • Interact with other centennial partners



Research, organization, and communication skills; ability to analyze and condense information; editing experience with Google maps and database management is helpful.


Applications will be accepted from currently-enrolled undergraduate or graduate students. Recent graduates (within one year of graduation) will also be considered.

Coursework in history or related field, interest in military history, and experience with original historical research is preferred. Applicants should have knowledge of Texas history and geography, and should be skilled in a variety of computer programs and systems. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Access and Word is preferred.  


REMARKS (Application procedure, Special requirements): Applications must be submitted on the Texas Historical Commission’s Internship Application available on the web at www.thc.texas.gov.  Please mail applications to P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711 or deliver them in person at 1700 N. Congress Avenue, Suite B-65, Austin, Texas.  A resume and current transcript must be submitted with your application.  Resumes cannot be submitted in lieu of applications.  Applications will be reviewed, and top applicants will be contacted for interviews.  After a qualified person has been chosen for the specified internship, letters will be mailed to all interviewed applicants letting them know that the position has been filled. Disability access for application submission, testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice.


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