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Sitting in a classroom isn’t enough to learn about the challenging field of Political Science. As a student in this department, you have the opportunity to complete internships, travel to different areas of the state, country or globe, and lead organizations involved with the department. As a bonus, completing an internship or studying abroad makes you much more attractive to potential employers in the highly competitive and global job market.Learning is doing, and we encourage you by offering opportunities to experience what the field is all about. You can gain experience through:InternshipsPolitical Science majors are required to fulfill one credit hour of internship credit in order to meet graduation requirements. The faculty will work closely with you to help you arrange your internships, though you should first contact the internship coordinator and/or advisor for insight into what kind of internship will work best to benefit you. For instance, a Political Management concentration student should seek an internship working with a lobbyist or a political campaign. Pre-Law students would find appropriate internships with law firms or legal advocacy groups. Recent graduates have interned at:
TravelTraveling is an exciting way to see how your interests come together in a fulfilling career. Having the exciting opportunity to travel to different areas focused on issues that pertain to the Political Science field will look great on your resume when you go job searching. Areas that recent students have visited are:
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