Internships give students the opportunity to experiment with different career paths, apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations, and gain hands-on experience in a professional environment. Often, internships help students secure a job after college. The Political Science Department puts great emphasis on assisting students with internships.
Click below to learn more about how to apply and take advantage of the many exciting internship opportunities available to political science and international relations students:
How to Find an Internship
- Check your email. The Political Science Department sends a weekly email to majors and minors that includes internship listings.
- Ask your advisor. Your faculty advisor can help you seek out an internship that is in line with your interests and goals.
- Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach via Handshake to discuss your career interests and explore internship opportunities
How to Get Course Credit
- Take POLS 3800: Political Internships. Offered each semester, our internship seminar course includes participation in a governmental, nonprofit, or corporate internship as well as in-class discussion.
Examples of Local and International Opportunities
- Breanne Schneider ’19 interned at Sony Pictures in the Global Threats department
- Valentina Baccianella ’19 interned in London at the UK-ASEAN Council
- Jun You ’19 spent the summer interning at Japan American Society of Southern California
- Kamryn Quackenbush ’19 traveled to Uganda to intern for Ekisa Ministries
- Rachel Knight ’19 interned at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles
- Alia A. Al-Sheikh ’19 spent the summer in New York City interning for the Consulate of Saudi Arabia
- Sophia Notter ’21 spent the summer in Washington, DC interning at Amnesty International