Internship & Career Opportunities

A History degree from Castleton opens up numerous career opportunities. The critical reading, analytical thinking, persuasive arguments, and clear writing techniques students learn in history courses are skills that will be useful no matter what career path one might follow. After four years of writing book reviews, producing research papers, giving oral reports, and composing essays, our students are ready for careers in journalism, government, teaching, public service, law, research, business, or fields they aspire to pursue.

Most History majors seek employment in one of the following fields:

Teaching

Castleton has a proud history of creating excellent educators.

Non-Classroom Education

Many of our graduates want to teach, but for various reasons they do not want to teach in a school setting. We encourage you to consider the many possibilities for being a non-classroom educator:

  • Places of employment: national parks, state parks, historic sites, visitor centers, historical societies
  • Types of jobs: ranger, guide, site educator, reenactor

Historic Preservation

Many history-related jobs do not involve teaching at all:

  • Places of employment: museums, archives, libraries, historic sites, historical societies, art galleries, corporations, non-profit organizations, research institutes
  • Types of jobs: archivist, curator, collections manager, conservator or restorer, librarian, corporate historian, research assistant

Law

Majoring in History is one of the best ways to prepare to gain entrance into law school.

Writing

History majors develop strong writing skills, which can be employed in a variety of ways:

  • Places of employment: publishing houses, newspapers, magazines, radio and television news bureaus, research organizations, law firms, movie studios, political campaigns, government agencies, corporate communications offices, historical societies, cultural heritage organizations
  • Types of jobs: author, journalist, researcher, screenwriter, speechwriter, editor, fact checker, proofreader, copy editor, grant writer, ad writer

Government and the Public Sector

Federal and state governments are eager to hire History majors in a variety of capacities:

  • Places of employment: government agencies, intelligence organizations, the military, the staffs of public officials and political parties, public interest groups, think tanks, legislatures, law firms, advocacy groups, arts and humanities councils
  • Types of jobs: researcher, grant reviewer, policy advisor, legislative staffer, lobbyist, campaign worker, foreign service officer, intelligence analyst

Business and the Private Sector

Our graduates work everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, because employers in the private sector are very keen to hire graduates with strong reading, writing, and research skills.

Recent Castleton History graduates have found employment as teachers, lawyers, librarians, park rangers, politicians, museum professionals, financial consultants, intelligence analysts, and sales and marketing representatives, among any field.

Current Internship

The Justin Morrill State Historic SiteSummer Education & Programming Internship

Strafford, VT

Work with the Director and Board on public programming, volunteer outreach and research. Duties will include assisting with education programs and public events, assist with children's camps, greet site visitors and conduct garden walks. Start your own educational program, complete a research project and assist with interpretive exhibits. Tuesdays- Saturdays some evenings and some Sundays, stipend of $2,500. Summer.

Website

To Apply

Email: director@morrillhomestead.org

Current Internship

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation Various Opportunities

Vermont

Offering a variety of internships in the following fields: Network Administrator, Cyber Security, Web Application Developer, Helpdesk, Accounting, Data Scientist, Market Data Analyst, Engineering, HVACR Program, Social Justice and Drive Electric Vermont. For descriptions on each please contact Chrispin White or go online.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Granite MuseumSummer Intern

Barre, VT

The Vermont Granite Museum is seeking summer interns. Projects and areas that interns can study include: historical or archaeological research, collections management, marketing, program management, and others. Unpaid.

To Learn more

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Political Revolution CorporationVermont Voter Pledge Intern

Throughout Vermont

All interns will have opportunity to participate in and/or lead in organizational apparatus development and voter/candidate pledge garnering. Internships will be tailored, however, to the interests, skills, and career plans of the accepted intern.

To Apply

Contact Name: Sondra Mendelson

Email: sondramendelson@vermontpoliticalrevolution.org

Address:
37 Maryland Avenue, Unit 445
Rockville, MD 20850