Internship Opportunities for History Majors
A Message from the Dean
| Click directly on the video above to see Dean Martin
Shaffer describe the many internship opportunities
open to students majoring in SLA disciplines.
| Abby Milone '16
Intern at Marist Archives &
Every History major takes either the FDR Research Seminar or a three-credit History internship. Our
majors enjoy the opportunity to intern for a semester at one of the many renowned historic sites,
museums, archives, or institutions in the immediate Hudson Valley. Sites where our students
regularly work as interns include the following:
| The Hudson River Valley Institute
serves as a vital community
resource. Internships at HRVI
provide students with valuable
experiences in editing and
research. Read more>>
| The holdings of Marist Archives &
Special Collections include
documents related to early
environmentalism and to the
life of famed broadcaster
Lowell Thomas. Read more >>
| Opportunities abound for archival
research at the FDR Presidential
Museum & Library, which is
located just a few miles from
the College. Read more>>
| The Albany Internship Experience
offers a close-up look at the world
of nonprofits and public policy
for students who want to
develop their skills in these
fields. Read more>>
| The Dutchess County Historical
Society supports landmarks,
sponsors school activities, and
maintains a rich collection of
photographs and documents.
Read more >>
| The Center for Civic Engagement
& Leadership fosters community-
based student service learning
connected to academic work.
To pursue an internship, students enroll in an upper-division History course (HIST 395, HIST 397, or HIST 497,
for example). For these semester courses, they earn one or three elective History credits. History internships
are coordinated for the department by Professor Steven Garabedian, and all students with an interest should
contact Professor Garabedian for additional details.
History internships offer Marist students an immeasurable learning experience in the rich rewards and challenges
of the field as it extends beyond books and classrooms. History internships can:
- Introduce students to professional opportunities in the public sector (museums, archives, and education);
- Inspire a life-long passion in exploring the past where one lives and works; and
- Serve as a "resume builder" on the way to government service or law school.
Whatever the motivation, Marist College is ideally suited in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area to
meet multiple needs and varied interests.
Contact Professor Steven Garabedian Fontaine 322; phone ext. 2222 Steven.Garabedian@marist.edu.