History Internships

History Internships

Cadet Travel Opportunities

The Department of History sponsors several trip sections and Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) opportunities every year that allow cadets to visit places about which most have only read. From local day trips around the Hudson Valley and New York City to immersive trips abroad to locations such as France and Rwanda, there is a destination for every cadet.

A staff ride offers the opportunity for cadets to experience history where it happened. Staff ride participants regularly comment that the experience of presenting their research at historical locations is one of their most memorable experiences.

Examples of some of our recent staff rides include those below.

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D-Day Staff Ride

Cadets studied and honored the courage and legacy of those that crossed the channel and stormed the beaches of Normandy, kicking off the invasion and liberation of Europe in June of 1944.

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Black History Project Staff Ride

Cadets gained an on-the-ground perspective of African American experiences with antebellum slavery, emancipation, and Civil War service, focusing on the bravery of such regiments as the 1st South Carolina Volunteers of African Descent and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

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Modern Britain Staff Ride

Cadets took a deep dive to better understand 19th and 20th century British history with a few excursions further into the past. They also conducted archival research in London as part of this trip.

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World War I Pilgrimage Staff Ride

Cadets followed in the footsteps of the 26th Division of the U.S. Army as it arrived in Europe, trained, and deployed to the front.

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