Digital Atlas Design Internship

The World History Center offers a one-semester internship called the Digital Atlas Design Internship for undergraduate students interested in performing historical research on a global scale and learning more about digital tools. Each student, guided by experts at the World History Center and Pitt faculty, will use digital tools such as QGIS and ESRI StoryMap to blend writing, images, narrative, and georeferenced historical maps to create a project about some phenomenon or event in the global or transregional past. The internship supports student research and expands student skills including web based design and project management. Completed projects can be included on resumés and in portfolios. 

The World History Center is not currently accepting applications for the internship. Check back in October for more information on applying for the spring 2024 internship. 


The internship is designed to support student research and expand student skills. Receive academic credit for creating your own project. Learn more about the Digital Atlas Design Internship.

Past Projects 

As of spring 2021, fifty students have completed the Digital Atlas Design Internship each creating a unique project. Browse past projects via an interactive map or using our fitlers in the WHC Digital Atlas Design Gallery of student created projects. 

Share your work

In 2019, the Digital Atlas Design Internship was selected to be one of four projects to represent Pitt at ACCelerate: Creativity and Innovation Festival 2019 at the National Museum of American History. Each spring, interns present their Atlases at the World History Center open house. 

Apply Today

The Internship is open to students from any major. All you need to participate is a plan for a topic that you think would make a good interactive map that explains something about the global or transregional. Learn how to Apply today.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital World History Susan Grunewald holds an Internship meeting in the World History Center, spring 2022.