Student Opportunities

Department of History and Global Studies

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Students in the Department of History & Global Studies may gain pre-professional work experience from a whole variety of programs and organizations.

The following internships are in partnership with the Department of History & Global Studies and are currently accepting applications:

The National Wasp WWII Museum
H.H. Arnold Curatorial Internship
Cochran’s Educational Internship

Archival internships are available at The National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, TX. Their mission is to educate and inspire all generations with the story of the WASP: Women Airforce Service Pilots – the first women to fly American military aircraft.

ACU Jennings House Museum
Application and information
ACU’s on-campus museum is offering internships to sophomore through junior students interested in museum curatorship, and archives.

Global Samaritan
Application and information
GS is a Christian nonprofit agency providing humanitarian aid  in the United States and around the world. Since 1999, they have collected America surplus, sending it wherever needed in suitcases, pallets and in 40’ containers of love.

The Grace Museum
The Grace Museum is recognized as an asset for its cultural heritage as well as its educational opportunities. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Grace conforms to the highest operational and professional standards.

City Attorney’s Office
It is the goal of the City Attorney’s Office to provide the highest quality of legal representation and service possible to the City of Abilene.

International Rescue Committee Abilene
Application and information
(IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Help the Abilene branch of IRC process and serve refugees from across the world and get them settled in their new homes.

Additional Internship Opportunities:

World Wide Witness
WWW provides students with a broad range of cross cultural experiences around the world, from sports ministry to language teaching. Contact Larry Henderson.

World’s Backyard
A group dedicated to ministering to the children of low income families and refugees in Abilene through relationships, sports, and worship. Opportunities to tutor, coach, and lead Bible studies. Contact for Volunteer opportunities.

City of Abilene Internships
Check the website for internship opportunities with the City of Abilene. Contact Callie Harris Communications and Media Relations Manager at

National Society of Leadership and Success
The NSLS is a group that strives to cultivate leadership abilities among college students. NSLS provides the opportunity to attend leadership classes and develop skills in communication, management, etc.
Paid internship for Spring 2013, responsible for starting a chapter of the honor society (Sigma Alpha Pi) on campus, provides an opportunity to showcase skills in leadership, management and communication. Apply on website.

Red Thread Movement
An organization started by ACU Alumni that seeks to combat sex trafficking and rehabilitate girls that have been victimized in Northern India and Nepal. Contact Ryan Clements at for volunteer opportunities.

Redeemed Ministries Internship – Houston, TX
Redeemed Ministries works to raise awareness and combat the sex trafficking industry in the United States at their Houston office.
Work with this FBO to combat trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the United States at RM’s Houston office.

Center for Strategic and International Studies – Washington D.C.
CSIS scholars provide strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to help decision-makers chart a course toward a better world.
Summer internship for students interested in public policy, in Washington D.C.

Stratfor Analyst Development Program – Austin, TX
Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, they help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments. The ADP program trains those selected to become global analysts.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Application and information
Each year, Mount Vernon’s Department of Historic Trades accepts a select number of applicants for summer internships. With focus on the Pioneer Farm and George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill, these internships provide an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to become immersed in 18th-century history, agriculture, and industry.

Internship Resources

Learn How – Internships
Find out the ways an internship can boost a career, what type of internship is the right fit and tips for getting your dream internship locally and abroad.

Non-profit job opportunities in the U.S. and internationally, and allows you to search by country

Coordinates work and volunteer opportunities abroad.

Intern Abroad pairs successful, ambitious students with leading companies to create professional internships in major business centers around the world.

International Development Career and Partnership Database

Study Abroad

Hands-on Experience: Study Abroad & Field Schools    

Your degree in History, Social Studies Teaching, or Global Studies will be greatly enhanced by a studying abroad. The Department of History & Global Studies works very closely with the Office for International Education (CIE) to design Study Abroad experiences that enrich each student’s international and global understanding.  In addition to the semester-long programs that many students enjoy, our faculty members have led summer programs like “Justice along the Meridian” (2014-16), “Europe in War and Peace, 1914-2014” (2014), and the World War II project at Weathersfield, England (2016).

Dr. Ron Morgan, who served as resident Director of ACU’s Oxford program from 2003 to 2012, will also work creatively with Global Studies majors to find worthwhile internships abroad.

Honors Society

Zeta Beta Chapter, Student-led

Mission Statement

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. ACU’s own student led chapter, Zeta Beta, provides opportunities for ACU students and faculty to share intellectual and social exchanges with their counterparts at universities across Texas. Such exchanges promote student historical research and publication in a variety of ways.

Membership Requirements

Undergraduate students must:

  • Have completed minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History
  • Minimum GPA of 3.1 in History
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Only 3 credit hours of online, transfer or AP credit applies for membership
  • Membership NOT limited to History majors


  • Established March 17th, 1921
  • 900+ Chapters and over 350,000 members
  • Historian journal published quarterly – circulation: 12,500 members and more than 1,000 libraries
  • 2,500 subscribers to The News Letter (published three times annually)
  • 9,500 initiates (annual average)
  • 35 regional meetings nationwide each spring
  • Over 25 scholarships and prizes awarded annually (doctoral and graduate student scholarships, undergraduate student scholarships, paper prizes, book awards, manuscript award, best chapter awards, student history journal awards, world history award, etc.)


Please contact Dr. Elliott for more information on Phi Alpha Theta (PAT):

Dr. Kelly Elliott

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