Career Development Resources

With resources made available from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UC Davis History Department earned the American Historical Association's Career Diversity Implementation Grant, through which we work to help graduate students develop and cultivate key occupational and academic skills. The History Department's Career Development and Diversity Team serves graduate students at any level in the program, and encourages creating a strong support structure throughout your academic career. On an ongoing basis, the team develops and coordinates internships, seminar sessions, workshops, and lectures geared to better prepare students to enter a variety of career paths. Remember to check back frequently for updated news and opportunities. We also encourage you to explore the AHA's vast resources on their site:


Our Career Diversity Team offers events that aim to cultivate key skills that can be brought into several marketplaces. These skills highlight digital and quantitative literacy, communication and collaboration, and intellectual self-confidence. This calendar also contains upcoming events sponsored through campus-wide organizations including Internship and Career Center, Grad Pathways, and more. We encourage you to take advantage of all resources. Check back for updates!

Internship Opportunities

The History Department is collaborating with the History Project and the California History-Social Science Project to offer graduate students two internships during the academic year. One will be take place during Winter Quarter, 2019, and the other during Summer 2019. History Project and California History-Social Science Project he California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) are history education and policy organizations located within the History Department at UC Davis. The CHSSP and UCDHP are a network of scholars and teachers dedicated to improving student learning and literacy in history-social science. The CHSSP is part of the California Subject Matter Projects, administered by UC Office of the President. They provide professional learning opportunities to history-social science teachers in California. As part of their aims, they bring the most up-to-date scholarship to teachers. This year, UCDHP and CHSSP are looking to hire a paid intern to support their work. The intern can select a project to focus their attention on that fits with either their current graduate studies, or a passion they hold. All interns regardless of their project will shadow UCDHP and CHSSP historians and teachers to learn what they do and network with a wide variety of educators across the state. Below are the possible internships available with UCDHP and CHSSP. We also welcome suggestions for research project that feature new and important content or teaching techniques for the K-12 history-social science classroom. On occasion, interns may be asked to complete small research tasks beyond the focus of their internship. Please direct all applications for Winter Quarter to History Project Director Stacey Greer at, by November 30, 2018. Descriptions of the available internships and specific application instructions are detailed in the file below.