Student internships are an important way to gain hands-on experience in the field while simultaneously earning credit toward your history degree. In the past, students have interned for the USU Special Collections and Archives division of the Merrill Cazier Library, the American West Heritage Center, the Utah state archives, and the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please see the internship page for more information on how to find an internships and how to earn academic credit for your work.
Undergraduate Teaching Fellows
Each UTF is assigned to a faculty member in a specific undergraduate course and helps primarily in classroom management. The UTF may operate the audio-visual equipment, organize hand-outs, take attendance, and maintain grades. Teaching fellows must normally maintain a grade point average of 3.3 in their history courses and expected to work in a course they have already taken. Notice whether these classes employ a UTF and what tasks the UTF performs. Be sure to speak to the professor about the possibility of working in the course in the future. Nearly all UTF assignments are made in the spring semester for the following academic year. Speak with Professor Frances Titchener if you have any questions, and be sure to start applying for a position in February or March for the upcoming academic year. Students, click here for the UTF application form. Faculty, click here for the Faculty Request form.
Writing Fellows assist students across the university with written papers and oral presentations. Writing Fellows are nominated by a member of the faculty. They must complete a formal application, and go through a rigorous training program.
Supplementary Instructors and Academic Tutors
The Academic Resource Center provides a number of programs for new and struggling students, and these programs employ advanced undergraduate students to do the teaching and tutoring. Supplementary Instructors are often hired to work with the students in courses with large enrollment. They hold "help" sessions a few times a week to answer questions about the course and to assist students in learning the learning process.