Career Options and Internships

Career Options and Internships

Career Directions

Combining a degree in Spanish with courses in fields such as economics, hotel-restaurant management, business administration, or Latin-American studies provides access to careers in a wide variety of areas. In recent years, the combination of Spanish with social work has also proven especially attractive because of the growing number of professinal positions that deal directly with the country’s Latino community. The federal government employs liberal arts graduates with foreign-language skills in organizations including the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Department of Labor. Other opportunities exist in business and education; however, students who intend to teach in the public schools should contact the College of Education for specific teacher certification requirements.

The Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network

The Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network is a resource for Liberal Arts majors who are seeking opportunities to engage in career-related, international, and professional development activities. Liberal Arts majors interested in internship opportunities, study abroad programs, alumni mentoring opportunities, undergraduate research experiences, or funding sources to help support an enrichment activity should visit the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network for more information.

Liberal Arts majors can also register for an account with the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Nittany Lion Careers system to search and apply for internship opportunities, upload resumes for review, view important announcements or upcoming events, and schedule appointments with a Network staff member to talk about resumes, specific career interests, or funding opportunities to support enrichment experiences.

Visit the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network website to find out more about the various opportunities

The Summer Research Opportunities program, a committee on institutional cooperation opportunity

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. By participating in SROP, you will gain valuable research experience on a CIC campus and enhance your qualifications for admission to graduate school:

  • Study in your field of choice
  • All-expenses paid plus stipend
  • Housing and transportation included
  • Top faculty-mentored research experience
  • Enrichment workshops and opportunities
  • Participation in academic research conference

Get more information and complete program details on our website: The Summer Research Opportunities Program