Collaboration. Mentorship. Exploration.

What is an Internship?
Interns will participate in semester-long internships locally or outside of the region in places like Albany and Washington D.C. An internship gives you real-world experience, prepares you for a wide variety of careers in political science, and helps you establish useful contacts within the field.

Internships take place either during the fall or spring semester and you'll receive academic credit for your efforts. This is your chance to make contributions to an organization and to demonstrate your potential value as a full-time employee after graduation.

Benefits of Doing an Internship
A political science internship provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable political science work experience before graduating.
  • Check out your interest in the field.
  • Clarify your interests, strengths and weaknesses that need to be worked on.
  • Find out about additional job possibilities.
  • Develop your intellectual, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Gain relevant experience and skills, giving you greater potential to be hired by the organization where you intern.
  • Network with professionals in the political science field.
  • Gain a sense of self-confidence and professionalism.
  • Bring classroom learning to life.
  • Increase your job marketability in the political science field.
  • Narrow your focus and clarify your career goals.


Who to Contact
To find our more about internship requirements and organizations offering internships in political science, contact:

Andrew Kolin, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
140C Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 403