Careers in History and Political Science

The history and political science program combines two fields and prepares students for careers in academia, politics, government, or law. A career in academia involves teaching and professional research associated with colleges and universities. Politics includes campaigns and elections. Government work includes a wide gamut of opportunities related to policy formation, governance, and a variety of civil service fields. History and political science are classic liberal arts fields that prepare students for graduate work in a variety of fields including history, political science, archeology, anthropology, and law. The history and political science program can provide a skills-based foundation for pursuing careers in almost any field by focusing on communication, critical analysis, information management, and problem solving.

Because of the broad liberal arts base provided by this major, graduates can pursue careers in:

    • Government
    • Law
    • Business
    • Education
    • Public History
    • Ministry

Internships

Internships in the fields of history and political science can help prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. For those who want to pursue a career in academia, students are encouraged to pursue student grader and assistantship opportunities on campus. For those considering careers in politics or government, internships help students decide what career options to pursue, help to build résumés, and provide experience that sets them apart from those they will be competing against in the job market.

In the Department of History and Government, we recommend internships in all of our majors and require them in some.  We offer the DC Semester for students in any major, and we have recently finalized a relationship with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for students to gain an internship experience while going through their “Analyst Boot Camp” for a semester.  The ATIC facility is short drive from campus and provides a great opportunity for students interested in intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, international studies, and a variety of other fields.  Even if you do not pursue one of these two programs, we will work with you to find an internship in your field either near campus or near your home for your summer break.

View a listing of internships completed by students while enrolled at Cedarville University.  You can search by department and major to see internships previous students have obtained while studying at Cedarville.

    Career Resources

    Cedarville University's Career Services helps students in a variety of areas from start to finish. Here are some resources available to students. Jobs 4 Jackets is designed to meet your internship and job search needs as a student! As a student, you may post a resume for employers to view, as well as access job postings that are entered daily by employers both around the world. View career services resources for students.

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    Discipline-related Experiences

    Company Location Major Year
    Assemblyman George Amedore Albany, NY History and Political Science 2009
    Centennial Library Internship Cedarville , OH History and Political Science 2010
    Centennial Library internship Cedarville, OH History and Political Science 2010
    Concerned Women for America Washington, DC History and Political Science 2012
    Congressmen Tiberi (OH-12) Washington , DC History and Political Science 2010
    Delegate Tom Rust (VA-86) Herndon, VA History and Political Science 2009
    District Office of Congressman John Mica Ormond Beach, FL History and Political Science 2012
    Family Research Council DC History and Political Science 2010
    Family Research Council DC History and Political Science 2010
    Greene County Parks and Trails Xenia, OH History and Political Science 2012
    Legislative Service Commission Fellow Columbus, OH History and Political Science 2012
    The Fearing Library at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, CA History and Political Science 2010
    The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC History and Political Science 2009
    The Office of Bill Bishop, Florida State Attorney Shalimar, FL History and Political Science 2010