Political Science Internships
If you are interested in a political science internship, please contact the following professors:
For Pre-Law internships (e.g., State's Attorney, Public Defender, and Private Law Offices), please see Dr. Karen Swenson in Coleman Hall 2321 (581-6964; firstname.lastname@example.org).
For other Political Science internships (e.g., legislatiive offices, political campaigns, public administration, and interest groups), please see Mr. John Morris in Coleman Hall 3861 (581-5989; email@example.com).
Political Science Majors should know that pursuing an internship for academic credit has important advantages, two of which stand out:
- Internship credit earned by enrolling in PLS 4275 can be counted toward the Applied Political Science Experience requirement for the PLS Major. In brief, the B.A. in Political Science requires students to complete 3 credit hours of applied political science experience, which can be earned through Study Abroad, independent study, the Departmental Honors research sequence, government simulations and of course an internship.
- Internships are useful to developing your educational and professional credentials for life after graduation, from preparing for graduate studies (e.g., law school or public administration studies) on through equipping you with with practical knowledge and skills directly relevant to employment in the public, private or non-profit sectors.