Carroll College, Helena Montana
History Careers

Professions in History

Career Opportunities for History Majors

Here are some resources for history majors looking for career opportunities:

Looking for a career in history?

You have come to the right place! Here we have listed many great sites to visit to get yourself started in a career while using your history major. If you are looking for additional information feel free to stop by the Career and Testing Services office.

History Internships

  • Custer Museum is having internships for all history majors to assist the director admissions and educate tourist on the battle of little bighorn museum and monument. hours would be to 30-40 hours a week. the museum averages 100 visitors a day. for more info email or call Linda at 406-638-2020


Career Websites

If you are looking for a job teaching history in the K-12 setting? Then check our Education Careers page to find out information on getting certified to finding the right job for you.

If you are looking for an internship, check out our History Internship site. 

James Madison Graduate Fellowship, DUE MARCH 1ST

The James Madison Fellowship is a federal program which can help provide pre-service (as well as in-service) teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a Master's degree in a field related to the US Constitution. OVer 1200 fellowships have been awarded since the fellowship's inception in 1992

The fellowship has 2 awards:

Junior Fellowship  - Awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American History, American Government, or social studies grades 7-12. Junior Fellows are expected to complete graduate study within 2 academic years of full-time study

Senior Fellowship-  Awarded to outstanding current teachers who are required to complete graduate schoool within 5 calendar years of part-time study


Application Requirements:

  • Be a US citizen or US National
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American History, American Government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying
  • Wait at least three (3) years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for James Madison Fellowship 

For more information on the fellowship, please visit the James Madison Foundations website


Career Services has four computers exclusively for student career exploration activities, including several career inventories online not available from other computer terminals. 

Following are some job titles that are accessible to History Majors:

    Bank Officer
    Chamber of Commerce Director
    College Official
    College Professor
    College Registrar
    Community Relations Director
    Congressional Aide
    Consumer Advocate
    Continuity Writer
    Coordinator of Special Services
    Customs Official
    Director of an Historic Attraction
    Director of Historical Society
    Director of Institutional Research
    Paralegal/Paralegal Assistant
    Park Ranger
    Peace Corps/Vista Worker
    Political Scientist
    Public Relations Officer
    Research Assistant
    FBI/CIA Agent
    Foreign News Correspondent
    Foreign Service Officer
    Fund Raiser
    Government Official/Service
    Historian—Dramatic Arts
    Historic Preservation Specialist
    Historic Site Tour Guide
    Historical Society Staff Member
    Insurance Agent
    International Relations Specialist
    Intelligence Specialist/Analyst
    Manuscript Reader
    Market Research Analyst
    Movie Critic
    Museum Technician
    News Editor
    School Official
    Script Reader
    Technical Writer
    Title Examiner
    Urban Administrator/Planner

Side Note:

Occupations may require additional education and/or experience.