Careers and Internships

History is one of the most practical concentrations. Our students develop skills in critical thinking, analytical reasoning, eloquent writing, and thoughtful reading. Above all, we help students appreciate every aspect of life as part of a much broader and more complicated context, an approach that not only enriches our students’ lives but also allows them to become sophisticated decision-makers. It is no surprise that employers, law schools, other professional schools, and graduate programs in a wide variety of fields look so favorably upon history graduates.

Click here to learn about the wide range of CAREER POSSIBILITIES and resources on campus to help you discover your path and land your first job.

INTERNSHIPS can provide opportunities to discover and experience real-life career fields while gaining marketable job skills. They can help you find networking contacts and mentors who may be instrumental in your career path. In addition to summer jobs, experiences out of the classroom are often key to determining your future.

Click here to learn about department internship policies, U-M internship programs, and other domestic and international internships that have been recommended by history students and University units.