Career Experience and Opportunities

Build your credentials and shape your experience while still in school

International Congress on Medieval Studies

This academic conference--which meets annually in early May in Kalamazoo, MI--accepts undergraduate papers.


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James A. Rawley Conference

The UNL History Graduate Student Association annually hosts a conference on the City Campus (or nearby) during the spring semester. They accept some undergraduate papers.


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Undergraduate publication opportunities

We encourage and support our students to achieve academically, which means not only do our students have high rates of UCARE and honors degree research, but also many who earn honors and awards. Student research can be published, and is good preparation for a career in working on historical topics for blogs, video, and news sites on the Internet, such as BuzzFeed, Funny or Die, History Channel, History News Network, History Today, Discovery, BBC History, New Historian, Not Even Past, and History Extra. Here are some recognized publications where undergraduates can published their work.

Valley Humanities Review (one issue per year, since 2010)

History Matters (one issue each spring, since 2013)

West Point Undergradate Review (two issues, fall and spring, since spring 2011)

Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History (issues in 2008, 2009, 2011; being revitalized for Spring 2016)

The Yale Historical Review (two issues, fall and spring, since fall 2009)

Traces: The UNC-Chapel Hill Journal of History (biannual journal)

Journal of Undergraduate International Studies (JUIS) (two issues, fall and spring, since fall 2007)

Student Pulse (many issues each year, since 2008)

Senteniae: Harvard Undergraduate Medieval Studies Journal

More student journals can be located here

Study Abroad

Broaden your horizons and learn about history and culture in person, via faculty-led programs or exchange programs. UNL faculty-led programs have visited China, England, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Russia. Exchange programs and direct enrollment programs [e.g. ISEP, MAUI-Utrecht Network Exchange Program] open doors to additional European countries, including the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Morocco, Portugal, Malta, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, and Belgium. For example, in the UK, UNL (or specific departments/programs) exchanges students with Lancaster University, University of Bath, University of Plymouth, University of Sunderland, University of Chester, University of East London, University College London, University of Westminster, City University (London), Courtauld Institute of Art, Queen Mary (London), Slade School of Fine Art, St Catherine's College (Oxford), University of Central Lancashire, University of Bradford, University of Leeds, Edinburgh Napier University, and University of Ulster; in Ireland, the University College Cork, University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, University of Limerick, National University of Ireland at Maynooth and at Galway; and in France, the Institut Catholique de Paris, Universite Paris Dauphine, Universite Paris Diderot, Universite de Grenoble II, Universite Charles de Gaulle, Universite d'Angers, Universite de Caen, Universite de Franche-Comte, Universite de Nantes, Universite de Nice, Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, Universite de Savoie, Universite du Havre, Universite du Maine (Le Mans), Universite Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne, and the Universite of Strasbourg.


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Fulbrights

UNL is a leader in having undergraduates, graduates, and faculty winning Fulbrights. In 2011, UNL had a record 9 winners, in a year when national applications were up by 40%. In 2015, UNL had 5 Fulbright winners, and 2 named as alternates. Three of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies faculty (Drs. Alison Stewart, Amy Burnett, and Carole Levin) have won Fulbrights. Paul Strauss, a Medieval and Renaissance Studies graduate student won a Fulbright to Germany.


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Career Experience

Volunteer Experience

  • Internships at the University of Nebraska Press.
  • Internships, work study, and volunteer opportunities in the museum collections of the Nebraska History Museum
  • Volunteer at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters in Omaha
  • Sheldon Art Museum volunteer docent
  • Volunteer at the International Quilt Studies Center & Museum at East Campus in Lincoln

  • More information about Lincoln-area internships in editing, publishing, film studies, library and information science,education, writing, and digital humanities can be found on the Department of English website.