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History Department Internships

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.

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 Assistant Professor of History 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 is ideally suited in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area to meet multiple needs and varied interests. For more information, contact Professor Steven Garabedian in Fontaine 322; phone ext. 2222 or