Career and Internship Opportunities

Career Possibilities

History students are prepared for a variety of careers, including in education, non-profit management, libraries and museums, law, politics, public administration, and business. A History major also prepares students very effectively for graduate work in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) History, Business Administration, Public Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Archaeology, Anthropology, or law school.

Current National Median Salaries for potential careers:

Historians/Archaeologists/Museum Workers/Libraries                                         
Historians - $63,940
Museum Workers - $50,120
Librarian - $61,190
Archaeologists - $61,910
History/Social Studies Teachers

High School - $61,820
Middle School - $61,320
Principals - $98,420

History Professors
University, college, junior college faculty - $78,130
Deans and other academic administrators - $96,910
Public Administration - $72,600
International Relations/Diplomat - Varies
City Planner - $78,500

Administration/Management - $100,170
Fundraising/Grant Writing - $100,810
Compliance Officer - $71,650

Human Resource Managers - $126,230
Administrative Services - $100,170
Training and Development Managers - $120,130

Federal government - $152,590
Legal services - $127,530
State government, excluding education and hospitals - $100,330
Local government, excluding education and hospitals - $100,240

Editors - $63,350
News Analysts, Reporters, Journalists -$48,370
Technical Writers - $78,060

Social and Community Service Managers
Local government, excluding education and hospitals - $93,420
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations - $70,960
Individual and family services - $63,260
Community and vocational rehabilitation services - $60,590
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,, 2022).

Internship Opportunities and Highlights

We have placed students in a variety of locations throughout the region (including three states) that involve history, including museums, archives, libraries, and civic organizations. In recent years we have placed students at the Texarkana Museums System, the Texarkana Public Library, Historic Washington State Park, the Museum of the Red River (Oklahoma), and the African-American Museum of Dallas

Program Awards, Certificates, Events, Initiatives, etc.  

  • Red River Center for Regional History and Culture
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Public History
  • Graduate Certificate in Public History
  • Texarkana Regional History Day
  • Red River History Forum
  • Bennie Walthall Awards for Best History Papers