Internships in the Government and Law Department provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to study political science through fieldwork and practical experience.
Internships consist of unpaid and professionally supervised work in one of the following settings: a governmental agency, a law firm or legal department, a political campaign, a news organization, or a public interest or non-governmental organization.
Students who pursue an internship will be graded on a credit/no credit basis. Credit for an internship counts for a full course and is designated as Govt 380. Internships must be approved for credit prior to participation; no credit will be awarded ex post facto for internships.
In order to qualify for internship course credit, the fieldwork must be extensive, interactive, and intellectually challenging:
Interns are expected to be conscientious in the performance of their duties and to abide by the rules and norms of the fieldwork supervisor and organization. The intern is responsible primarily to the fieldwork supervisor for what the intern does in the program.
In addition, the intern is required to complete and submit logs, a journal, and a paper to the departmental internship coordinator. To earn internship credit, the departmental internship coordinator must receive the following:
The departmental internship coordinator may assign additional work and may set more specific deadlines for the submission of written material.
To determine if you are eligible to Earn Government and Law Credit for an internship, contact:
Professor Katalin Fabian
Departmental Internship Coordinator