Outside of the classroom, our history students have the unique opportunity to engage in undergraduate research or pursue internship placement with the guidance of our faculty. Our professors have a diverse range of interests and expertise, offering students the opportunity to explore subjects across a variety of geographical regions and time periods. Unlike other universities, our research and internship opportunities are geared directly toward undergraduate students. History students at Furman have the opportunity to pursue their own areas of interest, lead independent projects, and work with faculty on professional historical research.
At Furman, there’s no shortage of research opportunities. Many of our majors engage in a two-month, intensive research experience with an individual faculty member. Students can contribute to a professor’s summer research project or conduct their own research with one-on-one instruction from a faculty member. When a student completes their work, they have the opportunity to present their findings at Furman Engaged Day or other regional history conferences.
For students interested in pursuing an internship, our department has connections with museums, government offices, and local history societies throughout the nation. Our students have interned at institutions as diverse as the National Archives in Washington, DC, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, S.C. Our faculty work one-on-one with students and alongside the Furman Research and Internships office to help our students secure internships at some of the most selective organizations in the nation.