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ACADEMIC, GEOGRAPHICAL HISTORIAN: Crafting Stories Out Of Materials From The Past

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Garrett is a graduate student studying landscape planning in late 19th and early 20th century America. His typical day involves reading the relevant published books as well as looking at old letters, photographs, and other materials that he can use to craft people's stories.

Degree: Geography
Job Title: Geographical History Graduate Student

Job Summary: Historians

Job Description

Historians research, analyze, interpret, and present the past by studying a variety of historical documents and sources.

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Internships offer an opportunity for students to learn practical skills, such as handling and preserving artifacts and creating exhibits. They also allow students to apply their academic knowledge in a hands-on setting. Positions are often available at local museums, historical societies, government agencies, or nonprofit and other organizations.

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$25,000 - $95,000
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10 to 20 percent
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Full-time
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Office, Remote, Indoor, Home
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Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills

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m='13740'>in</span> <span m='13840'>the</span> <span m='13920'>US.</span> <span m='15200'>I</span> <span m='15550'>look</span> <span m='15710'>at</span> <span m='15980'>how</span> <span m='16309'>people</span> <span m='16740'>plan</span> <span m='17100'>their</span> <span m='17300'>landscapes.</span> </p><p><span m='18850'>So</span> <span m='19070'>in an</span> <span m='19340'>ordinary</span> <span m='19610'>day,</span> <span m='19890'>I</span> <span m='19980'>spend</span> <span m='20190'>a</span> <span m='20250'>lot</span> <span m='20440'>of</span> <span m='20510'>time</span> <span m='20710'>in</span> <span m='20770'>the</span> <span m='20860'>library.</span> <span m='22535'>I'm</span> <span m='22830'>looking</span> <span m='23410'>at</span> <span m='23550'>both</span> <span m='23770'>published</span> <span m='24190'>books</span> <span m='24580'>that</span> <span m='24710'>people</span> <span m='25040'>have</span> <span m='25190'>written</span> <span m='25640'>on</span> <span m='26220'>the</span> <span m='27310'>historical</span> <span m='27850'>period</span> <span m='28140'>that</span> <span m='28270'>I</span> <span m='28460'>work</span> <span m='28730'>on.</span> <span m='28950'>And</span> <span m='29130'>I'm</span> <span m='29300'>also</span> <span m='29600'>looking</span> <span m='29980'>at</span> <span m='30630'>people</span> <span m='31080'>letters,</span> <span m='32130'>photographs,</span> <span m='33190'>postcards,</span> <span m='34160'>other</span> <span m='34400'>materials</span> <span m='34840'>from</span> <span m='34960'>the</span> <span m='35070'>past</span> <span m='35430'>that</span> <span m='35550'>I</span> <span m='35640'>can</span> <span m='35830'>use</span> <span m='36290'>to</span> <span m='36440'>tell</span> <span m='36750'>stories.</span> <span m='37860'>I</span> <span m='38000'>started</span> <span m='38440'>doing</span> <span m='38560'>historical</span> <span m='39080'>stuff</span> <span m='39410'>when I</span> <span m='39660'>was an</span> <span m='39760'>undergrad.</span> <span m='41260'>I'm</span> <span m='41510'>really</span> <span m='41760'>interested</span> <span m='42280'>in</span> <span m='42410'>how</span> <span m='42670'>people</span> <span m='43170'>and</span> <span m='43300'>the</span> <span m='43400'>land</span> <span m='43870'>interact</span> <span m='44390'>with</span> <span m='44530'>each</span> <span m='44720'>other</span> <span m='45020'>in</span> <span m='45340'>determining,</span> <span m='46260'>essentially,</span> <span m='46700'>how</span> <span m='46900'>people</span> <span m='47270'>live.</span> </p><p><span m='48180'>And</span> <span m='48535'>I'm</span> <span m='48960'>so</span> <span m='49080'>interesting</span> <span m='49580'>in that</span> <span m='49760'>question</span> <span m='50170'>that</span> <span m='50540'>I</span> <span m='50650'>decided</span> <span m='51040'>I</span> <span m='51100'>should</span> <span m='51680'>follow</span> <span m='51970'>it</span> <span 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