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Department of History


Eastern Telegraph Company System Map, 1901

Eastern Telegraph Company System Map, 1901. From A.B.C. Telegraphic Code 5th Edition, 1901.

Students who enroll in an internship get an opportunity to use their historical knowledge and skills in practical workplace settings. Students gain important work experience while still working toward their degree at Towson. Interested students should make an appointment with the history department internship advisor, Dr. Christian Koot (

Students must complete 27 units in history in order to be eligible for an internship, and all internship applications must be approved by the history department chairperson. Once their application has been approved, students register for HIST 493: Internship. Students can earn no more than 6 course units with any one agency. Internships are graded S/U, and cannot be taken for graduate credit.

Towson students have completed internships at a variety of institutions including:

  • Maryland Historical Society
  • Baltimore City Archives
  • Baltimore County Trust
  • Baltimore Industrial Museum
  • Maryland State Archives
  • Frederick Civil War Museum
  • Indian Steps Museum--Pennsylvania
  • Jewish Historical Society
  • Towson University Archives
  • Towson Historical Journal
  • Several private companies looking for help developing exhibits and archives

This list is only representative of what Towson students have done in the past; each student may find and pursue an internship with any organization as long as their duties are historical in nature. If you have specific interests please contact Dr. Koot to discuss them.


Department of History
Liberal Arts Building, Room 4210 F (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2923
Fax: 410-704-5595


B&O Railroad Museum

Summer Undergrate Research Fellowships Postmarked April 10, 2015

The B&O Railroad Museum is offering several fellowships concerning railroad and labor history from 1750-present.


Refer to the Museum's page for details on each fellowship and application procedure.

Internships at the Maryland State Archives: Due March 31, 2015

The Maryland State Archives is currently accepting applications for summer internships.Visit the MD State Job Openings Page for details.






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