Internships

The History Council of NSW Internship Program provides an opportunity for students enrolled in history or related disciplines at a tertiary level to gain experience in a history organisation. We are committed to providing vocational opportunities for students and/or young people to assist them in developing sustainable career paths and networks.

Whether as part of our History Week or our Speaker Connect programs, interns will be able to develop their skills in a supportive environment while being a professional representative of the History Council of NSW.

One little boy taking a photo of another with a newspaperman's Graflex camera, Dalwood Home, 1929, by Sam Hood, courtesy State Library of NSW

Photo by Sam Hood,1929, courtesy State Library of NSW

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Lyne Park, Rose Bay, January 1931, by Sam Hood, courtesy State Library of NSW.

Interns can choose to be involved in two of our main programs: our state-wide flagship festival, History Week, and our year-round Speaker Connect program.

For each program, interns will assist in the organisation, promotion and implementation of a specific event.

As an intern, your role would include:
• Assisting History Council staff in the organisation and promotion of your designated event, both online and in person.
• Photographing the event for the History Council website.
• Writing up a review/summation of the event to be published on the History Council blog and social media channels.
• Interviewing host organisations after the event to capture feedback for the development of future History Council programs.

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Three men, c1930, by Sam Hood, courtesy State Library of NSW.

If you are currently studying history or a related discipline at a tertiary institution, then applying is easy. Simply fill out our application form online or click below.

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Applications will be processed as soon as possible. Please note that this program is competitive and that not all applications will be successful.

  • Do I have to be a History Council of NSW member to apply for an internship?
    No, applicants do not have to be members of the History Council of NSW.
  • Do I have to be a student to apply for an internship?
    Yes, internships are only available to students currently studying history or a related discipline at a tertiary level in NSW. At this time, the History Council is unable to accept applications from students enrolled at institutions outside New South Wales.
  • Is this a paid internship?
    Internships are voluntary and unpaid. The History Council will cover the organisation and cost of any travel and/or accommodation required by the intern during the fulfilment of their duties. For example, interns will be financially supported to travel to their designated History Week and/or Speaker Connect event.
  • What will I gain from this experience?
    The History Council seeks to provide mentoring and workplace skills development for students and/or young people in order to aid them in developing sustainable career paths and networks in the history sector. While undertaking an internship, all interns will be professional representatives of the History Council. Interns will be supported and supervised in their duties by the History Council Executive Officer and Administrative Assistant, including an initiation meeting to clarify the project terms and develop a timetable of work and deliverables, supervision within the office space, provision of feedback at key stages, and the provision of a reference letter at the end of the project.

To find out more or ask additional questions, please contact us at admin@historycouncilnsw.org.au.

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