Department of History & Geography

Internships & Research

Experience in the field is beneficial to each student’s education. Internships provide students with a valuable hands-on experience that is difficult to duplicate in the classroom. Most of our students are involved in a variety of practical learning experiences. Several students have received valuable training through internships with local museums as well as city and state governments. All students graduating with degrees in history with teaching certification participate in classroom experiences during their sophomore, junior, and senior years.

Professors and students often work together one-on-one in independent study projects. Students also have the opportunity to enhance their education by attending professional conferences in their field. Several students have had the opportunity to present at the Missouri History Conference, Missouri Academy of Science, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers, and the Undergraduate Historiographical & Geographical Research Symposium.