Click here for a list of useful forms for current undergraduates.
Washington and the surrounding area offer numerous opportunities for gaining practical experience through internships. The Department of History urges students take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity. For details, visit the undergraduate internship page.
Awards, Prizes and Scholarships
Click here for a list of the awards, prizes and scholarships offered to AU students through the History Department.
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is the National Honor Society for history. It was founded in 1921, and today has more than 850 chapters all around the country. Its thousands of members include undergraduates, graduate students, professors and former history students in all walks of life.
Student Historical Society
The Student Historical Society of AU (SHS) is an officially recognized student organization dedicated to promoting the study of history. We are devoted to education and advocacy, particularly in regards to student involvement with historic preservation and public history. Founded in Fall 2011, the organization has over 25 active members. Click here for more information about eligibility, major activities, and how to join.
Zotero citation software
Zotero is free, web-based software that allows you to organize and use your research sources. It works with the Firefox web browser and can be integrate with Microsoft Word. The newest version of Zotero (2.0) allows users to access their resource library from any computer with an internet connection. Firefox can be downloaded for free at the American University technology page at my.american.edu. To download Zotero and to access video tutorials and other useful information, see the Zotero homepage. You can also download the history department's Power Point presentation to learn the basics of using Zotero.