A-Z Index

Careers and Internships


Public History and Museum Studies

Working in museums, archives, historic preservation and cultural resource management.


Preparing students for the corporate world, from management to research.

Archival and Museum Work

Engaging in research, preservation, education, display and interpretation for

Government Service

Working for various government agencies in state, local, and national research, analysis of cultural resource use and development, lobbyist, institutional history, and policy development.

Law School

Degrees in history, humanities and political science serve as excellent preparation for law school.

Historic Preservation

Supervision and administration of historic preservation projects and sites.

Law Enforcement

Preparing graduates for the ever-changing world of law enforcement, including, but not limited to, corrections, counseling, and policing.


The B.S.Ed. in Social Science Education offers intensive preparation for a career in high school social studies teaching, along with an endorsement program in middle school education. Working with faculty experienced in public school teaching, students enjoy a program of wide-ranging study in all the social studies disciplines and complete professional training that includes substantial observation and activity in real high school and middle school classrooms.


The Criminology program has students participating in hands on internships with state and local agencies, including:

  • Nodaway County Victims Advocate
  • Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office
  • Maryville Children and Family Center

The Emergency and Disaster Management major and minor are bolstered by internship opportunities in various federal, state, and local agencies such as:

  • FEMA
  • Warren County, MO Emergency Management
  • Marion County, IA Emergency Managment

The Geography program has prepared students to succeed in internships with:

  • City of Higginsville, MO
  • City of Lawrence, KS
  • Midland GIS
  • Snyder and Associates

The Political Science and Public Administration programs have placed interns in a variety of state and local agencies, including:

  • Missouri Governor’s Office
  • Missouri Legislature: House Majority Leadership Office
  • Missouri Legislature: House Minority Leadership Office
  • Nodaway County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Worlds of Fun – undercover loss and prevention division
  • Various US. Senate campaigns

The Public History minor, and courses in state and local history, are augmented by hands-on experience and internship opportunities. In conjunction with these courses, students have worked in historical sites and museums like these:

  • American Jazz Museum, Missouri
  • Conservation Department, Dallas County, Iowa
  • Danish Immigrant Museum, Iowa
  • Fort Fetterman, Wyoming
  • Joplin Museum Complex, Missouri
  • Nodaway County Historical Society Museum, Missouri
  • Patee House Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Robidoux Row, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Walnut Genealogy Society, Iowa
  • Watkins Mill, Excelsior Springs, Missouri
  • Westminster Archives Centre, London, UK

Post-Graduate Opportunities

Recent Graduate School Admission

  • Cambridge University
  • University of Missouri
  • Drake University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgetown University
  • St. Louis University
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Kansas

Recent Law School Admission

  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Creighton University
  • George Washington University
  • Drake University
  • Washburn University
  • St. Louis University
  • Prague, Poland
  • The American University
  • University of Iowa
  • University of North Carolina

FERPA Form for Letter of Recommendation

Federal law requires that students complete the FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Release Request for Written/Verbal Recommendations form and submit a form (available electronically) with each request for a letter of recommendation.

Access the FERPA Release Request for Written/Verbal Recommendations on the Registrar's website.