SLU graduates with degrees in American studies have careers in museums, government,
law, media and education. American studies training can also be used for work in public
relations, marketing, advertising, diversity outreach and tourism. Foundations, agencies,
arts institutions and nonprofit organizations value the broad education students receive
in American studies.
SLU American studies students have held internships at the Saint Louis Art Museum,
Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum, Circuit Court
Records Project, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the City Museum, among other
sites. An internship is treated like a three-credit course, requiring a minimum of
50 hours per each credit or 10 hours per week.
All internships are designed in close consultation with the department’s internship
adviser and participating organizations or institutions.