Internships for the Department of Political Science
Why should you consider an internship?
The internships offered by the Department of Political Science are valuable for multiple reasons. First, they allow students to gain practical experience in politics or administration. We have open slots for interns in the offices of three members of the U.S. House and one U.S. Senator -- these are exciting opportunities to be involved with a congressional office! Second, they are excellent opportunities to build relationships with potential future employers. Third, internships help students build their resumes and enhance their ability to gain employment after graduation.
What kinds of internships does the department offer to political science students?
Faculty in the Department of Political Science actively cultivate relationships with people involved in all aspects of politics. Through these relationships, and the success of previous students from the department in these internships, the Department is able to place students in a wide array of distinctive internship opportunities. These internships take place in Colorado Springs, Denver, Washington D.C., and elsewhere.
Generally, our internships fall under the following three categories:
What are the requirements?
Students should have at least a sophomore standing, and have a Political Science GPA exceeding 3.0, although a GPA of 3.2 or above is preferable. Students must have a declared major in Political Science.
How many credits can students earn?
Students may earn 3 credits for an internship, and on occasion (rarely) may earn an additional 3 credits.
How many hours per week? And where are the internships located?
Students are expected to serve 10 hours per week during the semester for which they are enrolled. Each student must work under the supervisor provided by the organization.
What is the process of application for an internship in the Department of Political Science?
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