Jobs & Internships

History, Politics, Languages and Cultures

Hands-on, real-world experience is hard to beat. PennWest Edinboro recognizes that experiential learning is a valuable tool that complements classroom learning and helps you make important career decisions. A variety of internships often lead to job opportunities, as proven by the success of our alumni.


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, as well as at many other organizations.

While some PennWest Edinboro 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.

If you are interested in an internship experience, please contact one of our internship coordinators, or visit the Center for Career Development’s internship webpages for more information.

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

Dr. Ihor Bemko
237 Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-2212

World Languages and Individualized Studies
Ms. Amanda Frantz-Mamani

112 Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-1133


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 PennWest Edinboro and so can you.

The Boro 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.

Contact Us

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

Amanda Frantz-Mamani, MA
Department Chair
140 Hendricks Hall
Phone: 814-732-1133