internships and careers

Professional Preparation

The History and Political Studies Program places a strong emphasis on professional preparation. The program has a required internship experience, so you will gain practical work experience. Our students have interned with presidential campaigns, in local schools and with the National Geographic Society.

Harrington Center for Career and Academic Advising

Students are encouraged to use the resources of the Harrington Center for Career and Academic Advising, where they can meet with a counselor to explore career options, internship opportunities and graduate schools.

Careers in History and Political Studies

The History and Political Studies degree equips its graduates with the broad cultural literacy, as well as the strong research and communication skills, that will serve well in many professions. Graduates from the History and Political Studies program are particularly prepared to pursue careers in law, journalism, education, public history, and museum curatorship.