Careers in History

The history program prepares students for careers in academic or public history. The former involves teaching and professional research associated with colleges and universities. The latter prepares students to work in history museums, archives, living history sites, and national parks. History is a classic liberal arts field that prepares students for graduate work in a variety of fields including history, political science, archeology, anthropology, and law. History is also good undergraduate preparation for seminary. History can provide a skills-based foundation for pursuing careers in almost any field by focusing on communication, critical analysis, information management, and problem-solving.

A bachelor of arts degree in History from Cedarville University can lead you to a career as a:

    • History Teacher
    • Legislative Assistant
    • Librarian
    • Public Affairs Officer
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Lawyer
    • Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Internships

Internships in the field of history can help prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. For those who want to pursue a career in academia, students are encouraged to seek student grader and assistantship opportunities on campus. For those who are considering careers in public history, internships are strongly encouraged in local historical societies, museums, libraries, or living history sites.

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
    American Enterprise Institute Washington, D.C. History 2013
    Anesthesia Management Partners Lake Bluff, IL History 2013
    California Assemblyman Jeff Millers Mission Viejo, CA History 2011
    Calvary Evangelical Free Church Indiana, PA History 2008
    Cedarville University Centennial Library Cedarville, OH History 2008
    Centenial Library Cedarville, OH History 2012
    Centenial Library Cedarville, OH History 2012
    Centennial Library Cedarville, OH History 2011
    Centennial Library Cedarville, OH History 2011
    Centennial Library Cedarville, OH History 2011
    Centennial Library Cedarville, OH History 2012
    Concerned Women for America Washington, DC History 2009
    Concerned Women for America Washington, DC History 2011
    Congressman Austria Washington, DC History 2009
    Congressman McCotter Washington, DC History 2009
    Congresswoman Capito Washington, DC History 2009
    Cooley Law School Lansing, MI History, Political Science 2008
    Dayton History Dayton, OH History 2011
    Grace Baptist Church Cedarville, OH History 2012
    Landis Valley Museum Lancaster, PA History 2011
    Leadership Institute Orlando, FL History, Political Science 2006
    Legislative Service Commission Columbus, OH History 2012
    Living History Farms Des Moines, IA History 2006
    National Republican Senate Committee Washington, DC History 2009
    New England Frontier Camp Lovel, ME History, Political Science 2012
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