Students in Africana Studies have a variety of opportunities to enhance their coursework through internships, study abroad and more. 

Many of the internships and research opportunities listed below are available specifically for minority students. In addition, the Center for Career Development is an excellent on-campus resource for internships, externships and other experiences, as well as career research and development.

Students are also invited to explore the Center for Global Education, award opportunities and  additional research links provided throughout this section.


60 Seconds with Joshua Griffiths '14

Joshua Griffiths discusses his linguistics research with Prof. Bloomquist and studying abroad

60 Seconds with Lauren Roedner '13

Lauren Roedner '13 discusses her Gettysburg College experience and how she is involved in 3 departments across campus.

Alumni Spotlight

Lauren H. Roedner ’13Laura Roedner

Lauren Roedner double majored in History and Africana Studies and minored in Civil War Era Studies. Upon graduation in May 2013, she accepted a position at Musselman Library at Gettysburg College focusing on the college’s open access institutional repository, The Cupola. She also managed the archival collection at the Adams County Historical Society in Gettysburg. Recently, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work in the Office of Cultural Heritage as a Museum Curator, for the State Department.

Alumni Spotlight

Jaclynn CrossJaclynn Cross ’10
Majors: Africana Studies, English

Jaclynn Cross double majored in English and Africana Studies. She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Gettysburg Gospel Choir, the B.O.M.B. Squad, the Senior Class Gift Committee and the Black Student Union.  She hopes to either continue her education and obtain a Communications MBA or gain experience in the public relations field in order to become a publicist.