NORTHERN COLORADO LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Department of Political Science partners with the Cities of Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, and Loveland, as well as Larimer County to provide a limited number of internship opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Specific projects vary depending on City needs and student interests.
- Political Science majors receive priority, however, all majors are accepted
- Must complete POLS 103
- Must be a Junior or Senior
- 3.0 GPA or higher
Students enroll in up to six academic credits (POLS 486B). Three of the six credits may count towards the Political Science major. Students are expected to work 50 hours per credit. Academic assignments include (1) maintenance of a daily journal and (2) completion of a semester-end paper.
The performance and appearance of interns makes a statement about themselves and about Colorado State University. They must conduct themselves in responsible fashion, be courteous, dependable, prompt, and dress professionally. Similarly, they may expect others to treat them with courtesy and respect.
Students interested in the Northern Colorado Local Government Internship program need to:
- Complete an internship questionnaire detailing their interests and experience. This will help the Department of Political Science match students with appropriate projects.
- Email a writing a sample and a resume to Dr. Susan Opp. Documents can also be dropped off to Dr. Opp in Clark B348, or to the Political Science Department office in Clark C346.
Most internship placements are made in the weeks prior to the fall and spring semesters. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information
Contact Dr. Susan Opp