Public Service Internships
Students can gain knowledge of politics through taking an internship during their undergraduate years to foster academic experiential learning. Internships are offered in the fall, spring, and summer. Students can create their own internship with the department’s guidance or choose an internship from our database.
The Political Science Department offers two different Public Service Fall/Spring Internships. There is an 8 credit/two course equivalent, with 4 credits towards Political Science and 4 credits toward electives. Students work at least 20 hours per week in the public service field and have a required research paper. We also offer a 4 credit/one course internship where students are required to work at least an average of 10-12 hours per week for 12 weeks, for a minimum of 120 hours in the field with a reflective research paper.
For the summer semester, internships are 4 credits.
Students can complete up to 12 internship credits. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Dr. Wessel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Service Internships for the past 5 years include placements with:
Numerous Law Firms focused on Real Estate Law, Social Security/Disability Law, etc.