Student Internships & Opportunities

Students in the Department of History & Global Studies have many opportunities for growth outside the classroom.

Honor Society

  • Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

For eligibility and membership information please view this info sheet.

In 2011, Abilene Christian University hosted the Phi Alpha Theta Texas Northeast regional meeting. Learn More

Internship Opportunities

The following internships are in partnership with the Department of History & Global Studies and are currently accepting applications:

ACU Jennings House Museum
Applications and information can be found here
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ACU’s on-campus museum is offering internships to sophomore through junior students interested in museum curatorship, and archives.

Global Samaritan
Applications and information can be found here.
GS is a Christian nonprofit agency providing humanitarian aid  in the United States and around the world. Since 1999, they have collected America surplus, sending it wherever needed in suitcases, pallets and in 40’ containers of love.

The Grace Museum
Applications and information can be found here.
The Grace Museum is recognized as an asset for its cultural heritage as well as its educational opportunities. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Grace conforms to the highest operational and professional standards. 

City Attorney’s Office
Application procedure and information can be found here
It is the goal of the City Attorney’s Office to provide the highest quality of legal representation and service possible to the City of Abilene.
 

International Rescue Committee Abilene
Application and information can be found here.
(IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Help the Abilene branch of IRC process and serve refugees from across the world and get them settled in their new homes.
 

Additional Internship Opportunities:

World Wide Witness
WWW provides students with a broad range of cross cultural experiences around the world, from sports ministry to language teaching. 
Contact Director Gary Green gary.green@acu.edu about opportunities to intern abroad with WWW.

World’s Backyard
A group dedicated to ministering to the children of low income families and refugees in Abilene through relationships, sports, and worship. Opportunities to tutor, coach, and lead Bible studies. 
Contact theworldsbackyard@gmail.com for Volunteer opportunities.

City of Abilene Internships
Check the website for internship opportunities with the City of Abilene.
Contact Callie Harris Communications and Media Relations Manager at callie.harris@abilenetx.com

National Society of Leadership and Success
The NSLS is a group that strives to cultivate leadership abilities among college students. NSLS provides the opportunity to attend leadership classes and develop skills in communication, management, etc.
Paid internship for Spring 2013, responsible for starting a chapter of the honor society (Sigma Alpha Pi) on campus, provides an opportunity to showcase skills in leadership, management and communication. Apply on website.

Red Thread Movement
An organization started by ACU Alumni that seeks to combat sex trafficking and rehabilitate girls that have been victimized in Northern India and Nepal. 
Contact Ryan Clements at rmc10b@acu.edu for volunteer opportunities.

Redeemed Ministries Internship – Houston, TX
Redeemed Ministries works to raise awareness and combat the sex trafficking industry in the United States at their Houston office. 
Work with this FBO to combat trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the United States at RM’s Houston office.

Center for Strategic and International Studies – Washington D.C.
CSIS scholars provide strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to help decision-makers chart a course toward a better world. 
Summer internship for students interested in public policy, in Washington D.C.

Stratfor Analyst Development Program – Austin, TX
Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, they help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments. 
The ADP program trains those selected to become global analysts.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Information and Applications can be found here
Each year, Mount Vernon's Department of Historic Trades accepts a select number of applicants for summer internships. With focus on the Pioneer Farm and George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, these internships provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry.

Internship Resources

Idealist
Non-profit job opportunities in the U.S. and internationally, and allows you to search by country

BUNAC
Coordinates work and volunteer opportunities abroad.

Intrax
Intern Abroad pairs successful, ambitious students with leading companies to create professional internships in major business centers around the world.

Devex
International Development Career and Partnership Database

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