Internships and Careers for History Majors


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 will begin to offer an internship course every Spring (starting Spring 2018) specifically designed for History students to earn credit towards their History major. In a pilot program the past two years, we have placed students at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Special Collections & University Archives at the Richard J. Daley Library and the Indo-American Heritage Museum. We are continually working to build more links with museums and other cultural institutions in Chicago to offer internship opportunities for our majors.


Apply for an internship

For more information email Prof. Elizabeth Todd-Breland.

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. Check out the site to learn more about resources at UIC for you to explore career possibilities.

Other resources outside UIC

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