Internships & Opportunities

History majors and minors are strongly encouraged to pursue an experiential learning/internship opportunity as part of their program of study. Internships can be as short as two weeks or as long as a year. Students may earn academic credit for their internship as well.

Internships & Experiential Learning

Museums, educational institutions, archives, historic sites, government organizations and non-profits are just a few of the many internship opportunities available.

The History department’s internship coordinator guides students through the process of researching, selecting, and applying for internships and meets with students regularly to mentor their experience.

Example History internships:

  • Irish Cultural Center
  • Historic New England
  • Canterbury Shaker Village
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Museum of Our National Heritage
  • Brockton Enterprise
Christina Scilingo '14

“My first-hand experience with public history taught me how it can be diverse yet unifying. Working at the museum, I felt I was serving an important duty to the town of Orangetown by exploring and promoting its historical heritage with and for its residents.”

- Christina Scilingo ’14, after completing a 14-week internship at the Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives in Orangeburg, N.Y.

History Awards and Research Grants

Salameno Scholars Program

The Salameno Scholars Program is designed to provide travel funds to those students interested in conducting archival research for their Senior History Theses. Students interested in the program should contact Professor John Rodrigue at

Thomas Clarke Award

Named in honor of Professor Thomas J. Clarke of the Stonehill College History Department, the Thomas Clarke Award is bestowed by the History faculty on the student who each year best exemplified the spirit of service, community and dedication to the field and to the History Department at Stonehill.

Peter R. D’Agostino Prize

The Peter R. D'Agostino Prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior majoring in History who writes, in the department’s judgment, the best Senior Thesis that academic year. The prize is a monetary award. The prize is named in honor of former History and Religious Studies Professor Peter R. D’Agostino.

Study Abroad & Domestic Exchange

Study Abroad

The History Department strongly encourages students to enhance their History program through study at a university or college apart from Stonehill. Most recently, History majors have studied in:

  • Florence
  • Ireland
  • London
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Australia
  • Washington, D.C.

History Society

The History Society is an extra-curricular activity that seeks to provide members of the Stonehill community opportunities to explore local, national, and global history and discuss and debate how that history has affected their lives. The Society also encourages student interest, participation, and study of History by:

  • Sponsoring discussions with professional historians
  • Film and documentary screenings
  • Historical debates
  • Networking with alumni
  • Trips and other events, including: Gettysburg, PA; Lexington & Concord; Washington D.C.