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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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    Company Location Major Year
    Northern Westchester Hospital Cardiac Rehab Chappaqua, NY Exercise Science 2016
    Ohio National Financial Services Cincinnati, OH English 2017
    Olathe Bible Church Olathe, KS Communication 2017
    Ononadaga County Sheriff's Office Syracuse, NY Criminal Justice 2017
    Open Door Ministries Denver, CO Social Work 2017
    Pain Care Specialists Dublin, OH Nursing 2017
    Parkview Health Fort Wayne, IN Criminal Justice 2017
    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Cedarville, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Reichenbach & Steiners, CPAs Bluffton, OH Accounting 2017
    Remedy Live Fort Wayne, IN Broadcasting, Digital Media, and Journalism 2017
    Remedy Live Fort Wayne, IN Broadcasting, Digital Media, and Journalism 2016
    Reynolds and Reynolds Kettering, OH Management 2017
    Reynolds and Reynolds Dayton, OH Marketing 2017
    Roanoke College Innovation Challenge Salem, VA Marketing 2017
    Rock Point Church Crawfordsville, IN Management 2017
    Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY Molecular Biology 2017
    Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Stratford, NJ Molecular Biology 2017
    Scioto Hills Baptist Camp Wheelersburg, OH English 2016
    Scioto Hills Baptist Camp Wheelersburg, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    Scioto Hills Baptist Camp Wheelersburb, OH Mechanical Engineering 2017
    SeaLandAire Jackson, MI Electrical Engineering 2017
    SharonWoods Church Columbus, OH Psychology 2017
    Sherwin Williams Beavercreek, OH Management 2017
    Sherwin-Williams Dayton, OH Global Business 2017
    Special Metals- Precision Castparts Corp Huntington, WV Mechanical Engineering 2017