Careers & Internships

You've found your passion, and now you're ready to turn that into a career. 

The American Culture Studies Program allows students the flexibility to chart a unique academic path within a multidisciplinary framework. AMCS students develop specialized skills and broader capacities that help them succeed in a wide range of professional and academic settings after college. Our alumni have become journalists, attorneys, health care professionals, policy makers, teachers, museum curators, advertising associates, and social media analysts, to name just a few fields and industries; many have gone on to pursue Master’s and Ph.Ds in the humanities and social sciences. AMCS students learn how to think critically, write analytically, research independently, synthesize large amounts of data, work collaboratively, develop and manage intellectual and creative projects, and apply their knowledge and methodologies in meaningful and constructive ways. Students in our program are well prepared to engage the diverse challenges and opportunities they will encounter in the workplace and beyond after they graduate from Washington University.

The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

meet a career advisor


A good way to get your foot in the door in an industry you are interested in is through an internship. Here are some of the companies at which our students found recent internships:

  • AKS Consulting
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi
  • Anti‐Defamation League
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Brooklyn Nets
  • Chicago Park District
  • Community Health Law Project
  • Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh
  • Coolfire Media
  • Disability Rights New Jersey
  • Diversity Awareness Partnership
  • Girls Who Code
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Recent Graduate School Placements

In the last three years, some of our undergraduates have gone on to:

Carnegie Mellon University | Delta State University

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Notre Dame | University of Oxford

University of California ‐ Santa Barbara | Tufts University

University of Missouri ‐ St. Louis

Post-Graduate Employers

Our majors graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

  • AlphaSights
  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Fund for the Public Interest
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Media Matters
  • Morningstar, Inc.
  • National Urban Fellows, Inc.
  • NBCUniversal
  • Pierce, Davis, & Perritano
  • SLAM Magazine
  • Thompson Habib Denison, Inc.
  • University Child Development School
  • Wigdor LLP