What Can I Do with an MHC Major in African American and African Studies?

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

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

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Assistant Director/Director of a non-profit
  • Writer/Editor
  • Analyst
  • Website Manager
  • Marketing Assistant/Researcher
  • Urban Renewalist
  • Social Worker
  • Advocate
  • Teacher/Educational Consultant
  • Physician
  • Grant Writer
  • Counselor
  • Public Relations Associate

Online Resources:

  • National Association for African American Studies
    The NAAAS provides an Academic Scholars program, a Job Postings page, and an International Research Forum.
  • African Studies Association
    Get the latest news in African Studies from the ASA, or check out their annual meeting.
  • NAACP
    A 100-year old organization dedicated to the advancement of African Americans. Look for volunteer and advocacy opportunities at the NAACP website.
  • Opportunities in African Studies
    See what types of jobs are available at the U of Wisconsin website. Job postings are updated frequently.
  • Spotlight on Careers
    Find career profiles, internship opportunities, and educational resources in various fields, such as Teaching Overseas, Social Activism, Social Sciences, and Higher Education.
  • Vault Online Career Library – Access through LyonNet
    Another career resource that provides specific career summaries as well as guidance for internships, interviewing, resume- and cover-letter-writing. Occupational surveys from real employees in each industry are also available.

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Helpful Advisors:

  • Career Advisors and Peer Career Assistants at the CDC are here to help you find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access online and print resources. Contact the CDC for an appointment.
  • 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. Find alums through the Alumnae Association's Career Network.
  • Your professors may be a resource for advice on career questions in their field of expertise.