Internship Opportunities for History Majors

  A Message from the Dean

 

 Intern Profile

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 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 &
Special Collections 

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:

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 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>>
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 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. 
 Read more>>

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.

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