Field Service in History

Field Service in History

Field Service in History

Field Service in History is an upper-division history course that allows students to complete an internship in public history and enables participating students to acquire experience in such history-related fields as editing and publishing, museum curating, archival management, and historic preservation. Interns work with participating institutions that match their interests. 

Students in the course earn 3 credits for completing 120 hours of internship service under the supervision of a history professional. While the course is centered on internship hours, class lectures include historic site management, grant writing, how to apply to graduate school, and finding a job in the field. A major theme of the course is professional growth. 

Students have worked across the state in a variety of institutions including the Montclair History Center, Gloucester County Historical Society, History Making Productions, Red Bank Battlefield Park, Rowan University Digital Scholarship Center, the Battleship New Jersey, and the Alice Paul Institute. 


For more information, contact:

Jennifer Janofsky 
Department of History
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028


Participating Institutions

Alice Paul Institute, INC
128 Hootan Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 241-7000
Fax: (215) 241-7275

Batsto Village at Wharton State Forest
4110 Nesco Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037
(609) 561-7310

Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
(856) 966-1652, ext 204

Burlington County Historical Society
451 High Street
Burlington City, NJ 08016-4514

Camden County Historical Society
P.O. Box 378
Collingswood, NJ 08108

Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society
504 Route 9 North
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Cumberland County Division of Archives and Record Management
(856) 453-2235

Gloucester County Historical Society
17 Hunter Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096-4605
Library: (856) 845-4771/Museum: (856) 848-8531

Independence National Historical Park
143 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 597-2069

Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Jewish Federation of Cumberland County
1015 East Park Avenue, Suite B
Vineland, NJ 08360-4031
(856) 696-4445

Lawnside Historical Society
P.O. Box 608
Lawnside, NJ 08045
(856) 546-8850

New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
Historic Preservation Office
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
(609) 292-1253

Old Barracks Museum
101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08609
(609) 396-1776

Roebling Museum
100 Second Avenue
Roebling, NJ 08554
(609) 499-7200

Salem County Historical Society
79-83 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079
(312) 933-2647

Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center
1325 Highway 77
P.O. Box 5041
Seabrook, NJ 08302
(856) 451-8393

Stewart Room, Campbell Library, Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
(856) 256-4967

Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
(609) 296-8868