Internships can serve many useful purposes for political science students. They may provide direct experience with the material political scientists study, they may lay the foundations for independent research, or they may inform students' career choices. For Political Science students interested in finding internships:
Register your major and your industry interests in MOJO to automatically receive emails about opportunities and events.
Look at the Center for Careers and Internships page on internships, especially the information on finding and funding, as well as Winter Term and summer resources.
Search the much larger LACN internship database in addition to MOJO.
Political science majors have volunteered to speak with you about your internship or job search on MiddNet.
Students can find other sources of funding for unpaid summer experiences at CCI's funding page.
Read about the experiences of students who did internships last summer.
Finally, check out the information on Law and Government and Think Tank opportunities.
For more information about internship and career opportunities related to political science, contact Tim Mosehauer at the Center for Careers and Internships.
Updated August 2014.
The following are some fellowships and scholarships that Political Science majors might want to apply for. A more complete list is available at the Student Fellowships Office.
The Beinecke Scholarship for students in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in order to "pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study."
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Fellowship hires students to work for one year in the D.C. offices of the Carnegie Endowment.
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program provides funding for graduate education for those interested in careers in foreign service.
The Fullbright U.S. Student Scholar Program provides grants for teaching, research, and other opportunities abroad.
The Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship awards funding to those preparing to enter the US Department of State Foreign service.
The Truman Scholarship Program "recognizes students with interests in graduate or professional study and careers in public affairs and public service."
The Udall Fellowship is for students who either intend to pursue careers related to the environment or to Native American or Alaska Native students who plan to follow careers in the fields of health care or tribal public policy.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship provides funding for graduate education, Capitol Hill and USAID internships, and other support for prospective USAID foreign service officers.
The Vermont Law School Environmental Scholarship provides funding for a Vermont Law School Juris Doctor (JD) degree, a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy degree or a joint JD/Masters degree in Environmental Law and Policy.
Updated August 2014
The Middlebury Career Services Office (CSO) creates a new blog highlighting the internship experience. They feature a number of student essays on specific internships as well as advice for students applying to be interns.