Internship opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Political Science.
In addition to classroom and community internship opportunities, students can also apply to these internship programs:
The Department of Political Science encourages our undergraduate majors to take political internships as part of their degree program, in consultation with their mentors. Internships can help you select a future career and provide excellent practical experience that potential employers appreciate.
The department offers a variety of types of internships, which may satisfy up to six credit hours of electives, including:
- POLS 3910: Federal Government Internship
- POLS 3911: State or Local Government Internship
- POLS 3914: Foreign Service Internship
- POLS 3916: Campaign Practicum
- POLS 3917: Research Internship
- POLS 3918: Overseas Fieldwork
- POLS 3919: Women Leaders Internship
- POLS 4910: Political Science Internship
For more information on undergraduate internships contact Robert Cropf, Ph.D., at 314-977-3936 or email@example.com.
Graduate political science students at SLU may complete internships for up to six hours of credit. Students work under the direction of a preceptor at the internship location and a faculty member in the department.
A six-hour graduate internship will involve approximately 200 hours of work of a serious, professional character, central to the work of the agency or institution in which it occurs.
In addition to the work at the internship location, you will write an extensive paper, grounded in relevant academic literature, which may take the form of a well-defended policy recommendation paper, a formal grant proposal, or a professional quality paper, as approved by a faculty member.
Internship locations may be in St. Louis, Washington D.C., or elsewhere. Some paid government internship programs exist, such as with the CIA. If you want to undertake those internships as part of your M.A. work, apply early as it can take more than a year to make it through the application process.
For more information on graduate internships contact Robert Cropf, Ph.D., at 314-977-3936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Partner Sites
- Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, 73rd District (Hazelwood, Ferguson area), Missouri House of Representatives
- Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA)
- European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress (EPLO)
- The Fund for American Studies
- Georgetown University Semester in Washington, D.C. Program
- Lemay Development Corporation (LDC)
- St. Louis City Aldermen
- American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
- Crime Victim Advocacy Center - Legal Advocates for Abused Women (LAAW)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM)
- Primary Marking Systems, Inc.
- St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office - Victims of Crime Assistance Program
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation
- League of Women Voters of Saint Louis
- The Blessing Basket Project
- City Year
- Environment Missouri
- Global Learning Exchange Initiative (GLXi)
- HELP International
- Impact in Missouri
- International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL)
- Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE)
- The Missouri GSA Network
- National Blues Museum
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- NETWORK - The Associate Program at NETWORD Lobby, a National Catholic School Justice Lobby
- PROMO The LGBT Advocacy Group in Missouri
- Ripples Foundation
- St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO)
- U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter (USGBC)