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Research & Internships

History major Michael Wilson ’11 discusses his research on the Native American ghost dancers at Zyzzogeton, Augsburg’s annual celebration of student scholarship.

Augsburg students have many opportunities for doing history beyond the classroom.

URGO: Every summer, Augsburg’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunities (URGO) sponsors student research directly with faculty. This gives students 10 fully-funded weeks of time to pursue their own historical interests, or to work with a faculty member on one of their projects. Becky Iverson ’11 studied the history of Victorian era literature with Professor Jacqueline deVries. Professor Bill Green supervised the research of Kevin Ehrman Solberg ’14 on the history of Minnesota’s reform schools.

MNHS: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) offers many internships for our students. Augsburg currently hosts the ACTC Museum Fellowship Program, a semester-long course on the ins-and-outs of museum work taught by a wide range of museum professionals, followed by a semester-long internship advising students in the public schools on their History Day projects. The MNHS also offers regular internship opportunities for our students, including working on History Day.

Zyzzogeton, The Last Word: Augsburg’s annual celebration of student research, Zyzzogeton (named for the last word in most dictionaries),  provides an opportunity for students to share their research, whether from an URGO fellowship or an off-campus internship.

There are many more research and internship opportunities, both locally and nationwide. We can help you find the placement that’s right for you.