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Your Susquehanna education won’t stop at the classroom doors.

Internships, research and field trips help solidify your interest and the things you learn you learn in class. Student clubs and activities, events, seminars and study abroad programs are all essential to helping you see problems and create solutions.

Bond with students who share similar passions. Hear from experts with real-world experience in your field. Get to know faculty in a whole new light. Explore a new city or culture. Wherever you want your career to go, what you learn beyond our classrooms can help get you there.

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Kaitlyn Tanis

"I worked at the National Archives and Records Administration in preserving documents from the Civil War, World War II, the 80s, and Custom Reports from the 1900s.

"I would encourage everyone, no matter what year, to look for internships. There are always opportunities out there for all majors that allow you to get hands-on experience that is so valuable when you are looking for jobs. Plus, it is a great way for you to judge if this career path is what you want to do with your life. By working in the field, you get to see what you could potentially be doing every day."

Kaitlyn Tanis

Other Internships

Junior Uncovers Local History

A job with Susquehanna’s history department has given Christiana Gianetta ’18 the chance to delve into the rich history of central Pennsylvania and hone her research skills.

Herrold Researches Valley Life in the Early 1900s

Local courthouse documents have provided a wealth of information on life in the early 1900s in central Pennsylvania—and have sparked an interest in historical research for Larry Herrold ’19.

Kern Interns at National Civil War Museum

“I worked with another intern to redesign one of the permanent exhibits in the National Civil War Museum in Gettysburg. Through this experience, I learned how a museum works and all of the work involved in various aspects of the museum. In addition to my experience there, I also had an assistantship with the Medical Humanities Initiative at SU, where I did things from writing and presenting papers at conferences, to aiding in organizing MHI events on campus to ordering books for the library. I learned a lot through this experience and it has helped me to find what part of history I want to focus on, which is medical history.” -Sara Kern '13

Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture

Study abroad in Spain with Susquehanna’s unique Spanish Language and Culture Global Opportunities program.

Czech Republic Theatre and History

Study abroad in the Czech Republic with Susquehanna University’s unique Global Opportunities program.

GO Austria

Study abroad in Austria with Susquehanna’s Global Opportunities program

GO Villandraut
GO Villandraut

Study abroad in Villandraut, France with Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program.

GO Cyprus

Study abroad in Cyprus with Susquehanna’s A Table Divided unique Global Opportunities program.

Greek Culture

Study abroad in Greece with Susquehanna’s Greek culture Global Opportunities program.

Step Back in Time

Field trips bring history alive at Susquehanna. Whether it's the battlefields of Gettysburg or taking in a local football rivalry, history at Susquehanna is about getting out there and seeing it for yourself. Classes go on hikes, to museums, to coal mines and the Library of Congress.

History Field Trips

Student Organizations

  • History Club
  • French Club
  • German Club
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pre-law Society

Contact Us

Department of History

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Ed Slavishak, department head

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