Internships and Scholarships
The department encourages all students to consider applying for and completing an internship during their tenure at the university. Internships provide students with hands-on experience in either the public or private sector, giving students a greater appreciation for the complexity of politics, policy-making, and the legal system. We assist and support students in locating and applying for internships, both for credit and not for credit.
If you would like to receive credit for an internship, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.2, sophomore standing, and permission of the faculty member prior to enrollment.
If you are interested in interning...
You should talk to a faculty member as soon as possible, as it can be a time-consuming process, and deadlines are generally early. Give yourself plenty of time to complete the application materials and begin talking with faculty well before the deadlines. You will need an up-to-date resume and cover letter, as well as names of references if not letters of recommendation from faculty. Give faculty at least two weeks to complete their letter. It should be noted we do not control these internships or choose who receives them, but we can assist you in finding an opportunity.