Job applications are considered on the basis of which candidate can contribute the most to an organization. Therefore, the purpose of an internship is to improve the student's worth to organizations by a) increasing their skills, b) increasing their understanding of employers' needs, and c) aiding the student in articulating how they can contribute value to employers.
While students may find their own internships and approach the department with a proposal, we encourage students to take advantage of the Department's experience in placing interns. Internships can take place in an organization related to political science, including but not limited to: educational institutions, social services agencies, book publishers, media outlets, campaigns of political candidates, the office of governing politicians, government agencies, think tanks, advocacy organizations, philanthropic organizations, and legal organizations.
Here are a few intern placements:
With Dr. Emery, students will develop a resume that emphasizes any experience they have in developing skills needed in organizations related to political science. These skills include research, writing, analysis, fundraising, event planning, administrative tasks, and others.
The internship may be taken in any semester, including the summer. Internships should be arranged prior to registering for courses a semester ahead of time. Students can apply by scheduling a meeting with Dr. Emery, who is the Internship supervisor.