I have been talking to a lot of history majors lately about internships. I am excited to see students looking to set aside credit hours (sometimes as high as 8 or 9 credit hours a semester) to pursue an internship opportunity. I can’t stress enough how important internships are to your future job prospects, whether you pursue work in the history field or not. Many of our best students over the course of the last decade have done MULTIPLE internships.
I just spent a few minutes wandering around the Messiah College Internship website. This is a one-stop shop for students interested in building their resume with an internship. It also contains several links to internship websites.
The History Department has developed some relationships over the years with different historical sites and museums within a short drive from the Messiah campus. Stop by to see me if you are interested in learning more.
In the meantime, start thinking seriously about an internship (4-9 credits) or a professional development experience (1-3 credits). You should be contemplating an internship not merely to fulfill the History Department’s experiential learning requirements, but to build your resume for future employment.