Internships and Careers for History Majors

Internships

Internships are essential for History majors to gain experience in potential career fields and to acquire on-the-job skills. There are a number of resources at UIC for exploring internships.

The History department offers an internship course every Spring specifically designed for History students to earn credit towards their History major. In a pilot program the past several years, we have placed students at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Special Collections & University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library, and the National Indo-American Museum. We are continually working to build more connections with museums and other cultural institutions in Chicago to offer internship opportunities for our majors.

 

Apply for an internship

For more information, please contact:

LAS Internship Program

In addition, the LAS Internship Program at UIC helps students search for appropriate internships for their career goals.

 

Career Paths

The LAS Resources for Career Development page offers advice on how to choose a major, how to match the skills you gain from your LAS major to specific careers. This page offers advice for History majors. They also organize events such as career fairs and workshops on career development.

Also see UIC Office of Career Services for internship opportunities (and job fairs). The UIC Career Services organizes workshops on resumes, effective interviewing, and cover letters. The explore my major page also contains numerous resources and insights about how to utilize your history major in the job market.

Other resources outside UIC

Careers for Students of History (American Historical Association)
Careers in Public History
idealist.org
History Associates Incorporated