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Internship and Career Information 

A degree in History provides you with skills in research, analysis, and communication that prepare you for a career or graduate study in a wide range of fields. Although many people associate history with teaching, as the list below suggests, this only scratches the surface. Did you know that the current CEO of FedEx was a history major? A degree in History does not necessarily direct you to a certain career, but always offers many opportunities.

Rewarding work in government, law, non-profit work, and business are only a few possibilities. Click here to read about one of our graduates who is now a vice-president at Fidelity Investments. A good place to start thinking about your degree could help you find a rewarding job is to read these interviews with history professionals who have found careers in a variety of workplaces.

Click here to see information on careers for history majors from the American Historical Association.

Many of our majors go on to graduate school. Here is a sampling of their recent choices:

Masters in Middle Eastern Studies (University of Chicago)

Masters in International Affairs (Northeastern University)

Masters in Athletic Administration (Springfield College)

Masters in History (Providence College)

Masters in Ethics and Public Policy (Suffolk University)

Masters in Library and Information Science (Simmons College)

J.D. at Vermont Law School

Masters in Education (College of St. Rose)

While at MCLA, you can work with your advisor to pursue an internship that provides course credit while you explore a possible career path. Recent internships include district offices of state representatives, non-profit organizations, and museums. See what's available at the Internship Center

Historians as Educators
Elementary Schools
Secondary Schools
Post-secondary Education
Historic Sites and Museums

Historians As Information Managers
Records Managers
Information Managers


Historians as Researchers
Museums and Historical Organizations
Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
Think Tanks 


Historians As Advocates
Lawyers and Paralegals
Litigation Support
Legislative Staff Work

Historians As Communicators
Writers and Editors
Documentary Editors
Producers of Multimedia Material

Historians in Corporations
Contract Historians
Historians and Nonprofit Associations