Research and Internship Opportunities History Furman University

Outside of the classroom, our history students have the unique opportunity to engage in an undergraduate research or internship experience through the guidance of our faculty and the Furman Advantage program. 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 not developed for graduate 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.

Research Opportunities

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 through the Furman Advantage program. 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.

Internship Opportunities

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 the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, S.C., the Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society in Marietta, GA, and Colonial Williamsburg. In addition, the History Department co-directs an annual Study Abroad program to Edinburgh, Scotland, where history majors can pursue internships at prestigious historic sites, such as Roslyn Chapel and St. Giles Cathedral, or at the Scottish Parliament.

​​

Connect with Admission

Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. We offer outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust arts program, and NCAA Division I athletics.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now
  • 50th Anniversary of Desegregation at Furman
  • Furman University