History Ambassador

Announcing the History Ambassador Program 

Formerly a dispersed internship program, the History Ambassador program is designed to be a cohorted experience geared towards current university and college students OR those transitioning careers. The History Ambassador program is a year-long program for accepted applicants to become more familiar with the Utah Historical Society (UHS) while working on a program-specific project. Ambassadors will spend a year embedded in the UHS to learn how a public history organization functions while working on a project that helps move the needle forward in sharing our state’s history. 


  • In-depth experience for selected candidates on both the project level and organizational level; an opportunity for participants to get to know our organization deeply and explore potential interests over the course of the year. 
  • Ambassador will learn hands-on, practical work skills that can be applied in future public history and government settings 


  • Resume and Cover Letter expressing interest in participating in the Ambassador Program. Please address the following: What makes you a good candidate? How will this help you in this phase of your career? 
  • Commitment: 10-12 hours weekly beginning the first week of June 2023 through May 2024 (there will be flexibility with the Ambassador’s schedule) 
  • This position will be hybrid; there will be required in-person days for onboarding and cohort building with other Ambassadors. The amount of hybrid time will be dependent on the project requirements. 


  • Paid internship opportunity; $15 hour for 10-12 hours a week with flexibility based on the Ambassador’s schedule 
  • Behind the scenes access to the Utah Historical Society and resources 
  • A UHS membership, which includes access to the Utah Historical Quarterly 


  • April 1: Ambassadorships will be open for submission 
  • May 1: Application period closes 
  • May 8-12: Interviews scheduled with respective programs  
  • Week of May 15th: Notification of Ambassadorship. 
  • May 30th: Ambassador start date–in person orientation and meeting. 

How to Apply: 

Position description for Ambassadorship Place-Based History

Position description for Ambassadorship History Day

Submit materials to the History Ambassador Google Form here 
Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Ortiz at jenniferortiz@utah.gov