Across the Street: Institutional Buy-In and Donor Impact on Internship Programs in the Private Liberal Arts Model
In addition to the increasing diversity of career options that Millsaps history majors are finding through the internship experience, the department itself has realigned its pedagogies to emphasize the applications of discipline-based skills through more project-based work, research collaborations with other institutions and connections with public historians to create a more intuitive preparation for internship partnerships. The accumulation of internship experiences, in effect, has motivated deliberate changes in the history program at Millsaps.
This model is not without its challenges, however. This presentation will also explore what internship management and accompanying strategies require in terms of professional development, partner management, student supervision, equitable workloads among senior/junior faculty members, and alignment with institutional priorities.