Careers and Internships

Africana Studies majors go into a wide range of careers and graduate programs.

Helpful Advisors

  • Explore possibilities with your faculty advisor. Your professors can also help you with advice on career questions in their field of expertise.
  • Define your goals and develop search strategies. Career Advisors at the Career Development Center (CDC) are here to help you develop strategies to find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access resources.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.
  • Learn how to conduct informational interviews with people working in the field and find alumnae through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. They can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs and graduate school.

Professional association and advocacy organizations

Resources 

  • Students and alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school.  Use the MHC Intern Network to connect with MHC students and recent alumnae who have held internships. Search by major, location, position, or employer.
  • What can I do with this major (Africana Studies)
  • Buzzfile and Vault Career Insider are useful tools available through the CDC for in-depth career research into specific areas of interest.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations.
  • GoinGlobal provides country-specific career information, expert advice, and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad. Login with your LyonNet account.

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Partners in Health
  • Straight Talk Foundation
  • Teach for America
  • Institute of Public-Private Partnership
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • The foundation for Democracy in Africa
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Money Management International (MMI)
  • Child Care Resource Center

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Assistant Director/Director of a nonprofit, Organizer, Advocate, Social Worker, Urban Planner, Grant Writer
  • Lawyer, Paralegal, Legislative Aide, 
  • Analyst (Data, Policy, Legal), Marketing Assistant/Researcher, Public Relations Associate
  • Teacher/Educational Consultant, Professor, Educational Administrator, 
  • Physician, Counselor, Medical Researcher
  • Writer/Editor, Journalist, Website Manager,