Grants and Internships

A number of local, national and international pre-professional opportunities are available for Stetson University history majors during the course of their undergraduate studies. Many of these programs are exclusive to Stetson University students and are designed to facilitate hands-on learning and thinking outside of the classroom.

To apply to any of the below internships, you must first visit Career & Professional Development, and then complete a brief application through the History Department. To apply for a grant or scholarship listed on this page, complete an application.

The Evans Johnson Research Fund

The Evans Johnson Research Fund is a privately endowed restricted fund, distributed by the History Department, designated to support students who wish to conduct primary source research in national and international archives, libraries, or research institutes, and/or need to obtain research not otherwise accessible locally, online, or via the duPont-Ball Library.

Stay tuned for scenes from our summer 2019 Evans Johnson Research Award recipients' adventures!

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The Malcolm Wynn Undergraduate Research/Travel Fund

The Malcolm Wynn Undergraduate Research/Travel Fund provides research travel funds to undergraduate students in the History and Political Science fields to assist with expenses incurred when presenting research at conferences across the country. 

Please email the Department Chair ([email protected]) and cc the Department Administrator ([email protected]).

Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience

Stetson University Research Experience (SURE) grants are awarded each year to outstanding undergraduate students to support their research over the summer. Grant recipients within the history department have presented their work at national conferences, including one most recently in New Mexico.

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The Washington Semester

The Washington Semester allows students to live and learn in our nation's capital. Students will earn four credits through independent research or elective and four credits through an internship.

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Mount Vernon Internship

The Mount Vernon Internship is a competitive program, allowing students to work as full-time historic trades interpreters while living on the grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate during a 10-week period of the summer. Field trips to other historic sites and museums in the region are provided.

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The West Volusia Historical Society

The West Volusia Historical Society offers a host of experiential opportunities to history majors.

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African American Museum of the Arts

Founded in 1994 and located in historic DeLand, AAMA is a unique and vital resource in this part of Florida. It is the only museum in the area devoted primarily to African American cultures and art. The museum is currently researching the history of Spring Hill, the community in which the museum is located, for the purpose of writing a book.

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