The department encourages all students to consider enrolling for an internship during their tenure at the university. Internships provide students hands-on experience in the public sector, giving students a greater appreciation for the complexity of politics, policy making, and the legal system. Minimum GPA 3.2 and permission of faculty member prior to enrollment.
The department places students in three kinds of internships:
- Pre-law (PSC 9480): up to 3 credit hours. Interested students should see Professor Dunn.
- Legislative, with U.S. or Colorado legislators (PSC 3480): up to 3 credit hours. Interested students should see Professor Postell or Professor Hagedorn.
- Public agency internships in governmental or nonprofit agencies (PSC 3980): up to 3 credit hours. Interested students should see Professor Postell or Professor Hagedorn.
- CU in DC: As a part of the larger University of Colorado system, we have access to a unique program in DC called CU in DC. https://cuindc.colorado.edu/. This program provides students with an opportunity to earn UCCS credit with CU faculty in DC, while also interning in our nation’s capital. We have placed UCCS interns in House and Senate offices, media outlets, and think tanks. Interested students should see Professor Hagedorn.