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.
- 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 Linda@custermuseum.org or call Linda at 406-638-2020
- The Capital Fellows Programs
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. If you need additional help finding an internship, feel free to contact our internship coordinator Nisan Burbridge for more information.
Find out more about the History major at Carroll College at their website.
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
- 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:
Chamber of Commerce Director
Community Relations Director
Coordinator of Special Services
Director of an Historic Attraction
Director of Historical Society
Director of Institutional Research
Peace Corps/Vista Worker
Public Relations Officer
Foreign News Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
Historic Preservation Specialist
Historic Site Tour Guide
Historical Society Staff Member
International Relations Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Occupations may require additional education and/or experience.