Contact Info

          History, Politics, Languages and Cultures Department
          Hendricks Hall, Room 146
          235 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2575

          Umeme Sababu
          Department Chair
          Phone: (814) 732-2575
          Email: smitha@edinboro.edu

          Jobs / Internships



          Making sure Edinboro University students are fully prepared for the professional world is a priority for the University, as the many fantastic internship opportunities available to History, Politics, Languages and Cultures students and the notable career achievements of Department alumni continue to prove.

          Jobs 

          Acclaimed artists, medical professionals, Disney and Pixar animators and leaders in business, education, criminal justice and many other fields have built the foundations of their success at Edinboro University and so can you. 

          The EU Center for Career Development assists students at the onset of their professional lives with many outstanding services, including building resume, interviewing and networking skills and offering numerous job fair opportunities annually both on- and off-campus.  

          Alumni from History, Politics, Languages and Cultures have gone on to succeed in thrilling careers in their field of study. Language graduates are employed in a wide range of careers, including foreign service, government and teaching; and History graduates are enjoying careers all over the world with such employers as University of Pittsburgh, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Air Force Museum, Carlisle Army Museum and with numerous school districts. Check out the career achievements of some of the Department’s notable alumni below.

          • Y’hoshua Murray ’10, BA History, is a historical research writer with The HistoryMakers in Chicago, Ill.
          • Betty Cruz ’09, BA History, is the Manager of Special Initiatives for the Office of the Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.
          • Robert Thorton 08/10, BA History/MA Social Sciences, is an academic advisor with the Urban Education Program, Westfield State University, Westfield, Mass.
          • Jamie Chapman ’02/07, BA History/MA Social Sciences, is a professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.
          • Jaime Price Anderson 01, BA History, is the Executive Director of Variant Consulting Services, Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
          • Robert Wertz, PhD ’02, BA History/BA Speech & Communication, is a Journalism and Public Relations Department faculty member at Edinboro University.
          • Jonathan Tenney ’97, BA History/BA Anthropology, is an assistant professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
          • Jeff Person ’12, BA Political Science, is a political campaign field organizer for the Democratic Party in Virginia.
          • Chantel Ware ’11, BA Political Science, is a Regulatory Affairs Analyst with AmeriHealth Caritas.
          • Ryan Bizarro ’08, BA Political Science, is the elected representative of the 3rd legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He holds an MPA from Gannon University.
          • Christine Mundia ’08, BA Political Science, is an attorney at Clearly Gottlieb in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of George Washington University Law School.
          • Amy Schmidt ’07, BA Political Science, is a Grant Administrator for the government of Crawford County, Pa. She is also chairwoman of the Crawford County Coalition on Housing Needs.
          • Sudarat Tuntivivat ’06, BA political science, is a lecturer and researcher in the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at Srinakharinwirot University in Thailand.
          • Charles Leone ’05, BA Political Science, is Water Commissioner for the City of Torrance, California. Among other positions, he is a former mayoral aide to City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa.
          • Tamar Senikidze ’04, BA Political Science, is an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the University of Miami. In addition to earning a law degree at the University of Miami School of Law, Ms. Senikidze also earned an MA with distinction in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
          • Dr. David Kerstetter ’95, BA Political Science, is a research scientist at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

          Internships 

          Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. Edinboro University recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool in helping students to make career decisions and in complementing formal classroom learning. 

          Providing excellent internship opportunities is a priority for the University, and the stories of student success in the workplace have been overwhelming. Edinboro History, Politics, Languages and Cultures students have interned at the Erie County Historical Society, Edinboro Area Historical Society, American Museum of Natural History, Multicultural Health Evaluation Delivery Systems, Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (IU5), Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Pittsburgh, and many more locations. 

          While some Edinboro University majors require an internship, cooperative education, student teaching or research experience, many students elect to pursue an internship to augment their educational portfolio. Every major has one or more designated internship directors to assist students with identifying opportunities and coordinating credits. 

          Students who are interested in internship experiences are encouraged to contact the content area-appropriate History, Politics, Languages and Cultures Department internship coordinator, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.

          History, Politics, Languages, and Cultures Department Internship Coordinator(s): 

          History
          Dr. Ihor Bemko
          Office: Hendricks Hall, Room 237
          Phone: (814) 732-2212
          Email: ibemko@edinboro.edu 

          Women’s Studies
          Dr. Jerra Jenrette
          Office: Hendricks Hall, Room 146
          Phone: (814) 732-1225
          Email: jjenrette@edinboro.edu 

          World Languages and Individualized Studies
          Ms. Amanda Frantz-Mamani
          Office: Hendricks Hall, Room 112
          Phone: (814) 732-1133
          Email: frantzmamani@edinboro.edu