Careers and Internships

Internship Information

The Internship Experience
Liberal Arts students can help businesses and organizations with research, writing, communication, staffing, and many office tasks that provide a learning experience.  Some internships are offered through the Office of Career Services. Career Services can also provide help with job searches, career exploration, interviewing techniques, resume building, and student employment on campus.  To view current internship postings or to post an internship online for liberal arts majors, please click here.

Many departments and majors within the College of Liberal Arts offer specific internships as integral parts of their program of study.  These internships are the most direct path to career experience in students’ chosen field.  Students who want to learn more about these opportunities or community partners who want to connect with a department in the college should contact the appropriate representative of each department or program:

Any suggestions?

Do you want to create an internship opportunity for a liberal arts student but are unsure of where to begin? Please contact Wayne Stark at and he will help you get started.  

Apply for and Post Jobs & Internships


Job postings for co-ops, internships, career positions

Candidates can find details and application instructions for a particular job in The Wright Search

Also in The Wright Search, candidates can:

  • Search job postings by keyword or major
  • Create a Job Agent to receive job posting alerts by email
  • View postings for other majors
  • View on-campus interview schedules and sign up for interviews
  • Register for recruiting events and job search preparation workshops


Internship Success Stories

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Wright State’s Emma Harmeyer turns technical-writing internship into career start.

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Jamie Jaggers, a senior majoring in Crime and Justice Studies, is completing her internship with the United States Probation Office.  One of the interesting parts of her internship, shown in the photo, involved a recent meeting with the Judges to prepare for the specialized Federal Reentry Court session. 

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Matt crafts social media strategies alongside his clients, manages their reputation, and bolsters their overall web presence.  He has a career in one of the most promising fields available to young professionals – a career he may have never considered without his Raider education and incredible internship experience at Reynolds and Reynolds. 

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As students peruse local job listings they often notice that almost all jobs require previous work experience. For many students this can be frightening. Students know what they are doing and are ready for a job, but cannot get a job without experience. And how do students get that experience if all the jobs require previous experience? This is where an internship comes in handy.


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Zhaleh Freels, a graduate from Wright State University with a major in International Studies, took anything but the traditional academic route. Initially starting as an Art Major in 1998, she eventually realized that International Studies was her true vocation.

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The testimonials from eager and thankful liberal arts students painted a clear picture—they value their chances to shine in professional environments as much as they value their entire educational experience.

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From theory to practice and from practice to theory, Wright State University’s Women’s Studies internship class, “Women, Leadership, and Social Change,” taught by Amber Vlasnik, is giving students real life experiences with the support of a college classroom.

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This is the first in a series of blog posts written by Wright State student Spencer Brannon describing his experiences as an intern for the Executive Office of the President of the United States at the White House.

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Aerial Nies is a junior in the Crime and Justice Studies Program.  In December 2013 Ariel completed a highly-competitive internship with the United States Secret Service.  She feels that the internship has given her a realistic look at federal law enforcement and she now knows that she can and must work her way up the ladder when she begins her career.

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Recent Wright State University graduate Jake Schierloh was preparing to attend graduate school in London. But he put those plans on hold when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity came up: an internship at the White House.

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An avid reader growing up, Danielle Baker could always be seen with a book. Her passion for reading and a need in the community have resulted in a library for Alma’s Place, a Daybreak shelter in Dayton for young adults developing life skills for independent living.



A liberal arts degree is like a Swiss army knife: it provides the tools. What you do with them is up to you.

What are the tools?

  • The ability to solve problems
  • The ability to learn new things quickly
  • The ability to critically evaluate data
  • The ability to think creatively
  • The ability to communicate effectively

These are the exact skills employers seek. And on top of that, you’ll have a solid grounding in the knowledge, ethics and practices of your major field. Get a minor, too, and add it to your tool box.

Recent jobs reported by College of Liberal Arts graduates: 

  • News reporter
  • Marketing director
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Corporate archives and museum manager
  • College Director of Admissions
  • Chief of Staff for Air Force
  • City Manager
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business owner
  • US Peace Corps volunteer
  • Director of School of Musical Theatre
  • Data Analyst
  • Ghost Writer
  • Contract Negotiator
  • Singer/Dancer on Broadway
  • CEO in Health Care Field
  • Technical Grant Writer
  • Professional Artist
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Director of Corporate Wellness
  • Crisis Therapist
  • Military Musician
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • State Wildlife Officer
  • Naval Officer
  • Urban Planner
  • State Representative
  • Fire Chief
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Public Interest Advocate

For information on careers for specific majors, go to the Academics page or the following websites:

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