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History Internships and Hands-On Learning

Students who choose to major in history at Mount Union have ample opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities, you can strengthen your knowledge of political, economic and international histories, which is critical to career success.

Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These opportunities, which complement classroom learning, include:

  • Field trips to historical and cultural sites including Gettysburg Battlefield
  • Volunteer work at the Haines House Underground Project in Alliance
  • Online journal editing of published student and faculty essays and reviews on history
  • Annual student debate
  • Films, lecturers and classroom speakers
  • Study abroad experience
  • Participation in regional and local conferences
  • Independent research
  • Research with faculty or student peers
  • Research-based courses

Internships provide you the chance to go into the workforce and gain hands-on experience, which is critical to finding a job after graduation. Internships provide a significant learning experience outside the traditional academic environment and it can be tailored to align with your career goals. Mount Union students have pursued challenging internships at:

  • Local county and state historical societies
  • Museums

History Club is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus.

Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society.