A summer or part-time semester internship is a valuable opportunity for you to gain practical job experience and build relationships with professionals and organizations in your area if interest.
Not only do internships give you a glimpse into a professional world, but they often provide you with many of the tools needed to enter into that world: letters of recommendation, personal references and sometimes even a job offer.
The Boston area and greater New England are home to a number of organizations that provide internship opportunities during the summer or over the course of a semester.
American Studies majors are eligible for internships during their junior and senior years. Many students have participated in internships in Washington, D.C., at The Washington Center, a non-profit educational program.
Past internship sites include:
- Governor’s Office
- State Legislature
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
- Plimoth Plantation
- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Museum of Fine Arts