POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Students may arrange their own internships and work with a Political Science faculty member to gain academic credit. Our Internship and Employment Opportunities list is updated regularly and students should also check internship and employment opportunities posted through the CSU Career Center. The CSU Education Abroad office has resources for students interested in an international internship. The Political Science Department may be able to help students identify relevant internship opportunities or suggest possible contacts.
- 3.0 GPA
- Political Science major
- A faculty member from the Political Science Department must agree to sponsor the academic portion of the internship before the student begins the internship. The Political Science Department can help students identify an appropriate faculty sponsor.
- The faculty sponsor, the student and the internship supervisor must sign a memorandum specifying the academic content or project to be completed by the student for academic credit. Assignments typically include completing a daily journal and a paper linking the work to Political Science theories and concepts covered in the student's coursework.
- Students may enroll in up to six credits of POLS 486B, three of which may count toward the Political Science major requirements. Generally, students are expected to work 50 hours per credit.
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 and prompt, and dress professionally. Similarly, they may expect others to treat them with courtesy and respect.
There is no formal application process for the Political Science Internship program. Ideally all arrangements should be made one semester in advance of the internship.
For more information
Contact: Sam Houghteling, Director of the Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership