Public Affairs Internship
The Department is committed to providing opportunities for practical experiences in governmental and non-governmental agencies and organizations to students majoring in political science and international relations. Students in other majors should consult with their own academic department.
Students are expected to find their own internship placements after speaking with the Director of Internships in the semester prior to the internship (please note that internships at law firms or private enterprises are rarely approved unless the firm and the student will be engaged in pro bono work).
Enrollment in any undergraduate internship is by permission of the instructor (the Director of Internships) only, and the Director of Internships determines the number of credits a student may earn. Generally, a student registered for 3 internship credits should expect to work an average of 12 hours per week during the semester. Please consult your advisor to determine whether your internship will count toward your major degree requirements or used as an elective.
All internships are on a Pass/Fail basis (no letter grades).