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. Internships give our students a glimpse into the professional world, and often provide them with many of the tools needed to enter into that world: letters of recommendation, personal references and sometimes even a job offer.

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience

The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to perform significant, publishable, full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.

Internship Opportunities

Places where Stonehill students have recently interned include:

  • American Textile Museum
  • Brockton Enterprise
  • Canterbury Shaker Village
  • Coaching for Change
  • Fox 25 News – Boston
  • Governor’s Office
  • Historic New England
  • John F. Kennedy Library
  • Massachusetts Historical Society
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Our National Heritage
  • National Archives and Records
  • The Paul Revere Memorial Association
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • State Legislature
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

As an American Studies major, I had the opportunity to explore a multitude of topics that I was passionate about. The program was both flexible and structured. It challenged me to think and reflect critically, strategically and globally.

Career Development Resources for Students

The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

American Studies-specific career resources

  • Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level jobs
  • Annual career fairs and graduate school information sessions
  • Externships and internships in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles (weeklong and semesterlong programs)

Active mentors

  • Caring Unlimited
    Public Awareness and Community Support Coordinator
  • Smithsonian Institution
    Education Specialist
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Youth for Understanding USA
    Field Director