What are you doing this summer? What are you doing after graduation? Do you want to pursue a career as a librarian, archivist, public historian, or museum worker. Then you need to do an internship.
Here is a taste:
During my senior year at college, I finally reached a point where I had to decide what I was going to do with my B.A. in history. Then, my mom offered a suggestion I’d never thought of before: what about being a librarian? As I began to explore this career possibility, I learned more about archives, and, through a tip from a Tufts University archivist, wound up with an internship at the Massachusetts Historical Society. I enjoyed my time in the collections services department and decided to get my masters degree in library science at Simmons College. Last year, I was lucky enough to get another internship in the collections services department as part of one of my Simmons classes, and this semester, I came back for more! This time, I worked in the reader services department answering researchers’ reference questions.