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Arts and Letters students receive funding for internships around the world

Author: Megan Valley

Since it began in 2010, the Arts and Letters Summer Internship Program (ALSIP) has awarded over $600,000 in funding to more than 250 students who gain experience and explore career options in a real-world environment—anywhere from C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., to a product design firm in New York City, to a nonprofit organization in Cape Town, South Africa. Read More

Video: History major interns at U.S. Embassy in Rome

Author: Todd Boruff

“An internship abroad is a great starting point for a career abroad,” said Margaret Swinehart, a senior history major in the College of Arts and Letters. Swinehart spent the summer of 2016 interning at the United States Embassy in Rome, Italy. She worked in the non-immigrant visa unit of the consular section, collecting documents and helping applicants prepare for their interviews. Swinehart learned about the internship through the Notre Dame Career and Internship Fair hosted by the Career Center. “The internship started as just something I was intrigued about,” she said. “It has shown me that I would like to pursue a career in government.” Read More

Video: Historian Patrick Griffin on imperial reform and revolution

Author: Todd Boruff

Patrick Griffin is the Madden-Hennebry Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include colonial and revolutionary America, early modern Irish and British history, and Atlantic history. In this video, he discusses how his research integrates American history with British history and Irish history to examine trends and dynamics that connected the old world to the new world. Read More

Two Department of History faculty offered NEH fellowships

Author: Carrie Gates

Associate Professor Darren Dochuk, who received an National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and an NEH Public Scholar award, will write a book exploring connections between religion and the U.S. oil industry. Associate Professor Karen Graubart will research how legal jurisdiction shaped the formation of ethnic and racial classification across the Iberian empire. Read More