Name of Engagement

"Internship in History" course

Contact Information

History Department

Contact Details

history@jmu.edu

Description

The History department has a course, "Internship in History" - This year alone, eighteen students interned in settings including the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the National D-Day Memorial, the Virginia Quilt Museum, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, the Suffolk County Historical Society, the 116th Infantry Regiment Museum, the Frontier Culture Museum, and the Lucy Simms Project, a collaboration between a team of JMU students and the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project to create the permanent exhibit “Celebrating Simms” at the local Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center.

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Regional Scope

Date

Academic Year AY '15-'16

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Class/Coursework

On/Off campus

Off campus

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