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267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Through the Department's Internship Program, students can do internships with a wide variety of political organizations and government offices.
Do your homework before you contact an individual, agency, or organization about a possible internship. You can learn more about an organization by accessing the internet or by making a trip to the library. By doing a little homework, you can secure an internship that meets both your career and educational goals. Students who are participating in unpaid internships are strongly encouraged to apply for the College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Internship Grant. Applications may be downloaded from the Career and Community Learning Center's web site. Check out the current internship postings by selecting the Current Internship Postings link above. If you don't find what you're looking for, search the web sites at the bottom of the page for additional internship opportunities that match your academic and career interests.
Students who participate in a political internship can earn political science credits for their internship. Although credit is not given for the internship experience itself, students can receive credit for their internships by taking POL 3080, the Department's internship course. For this course, students must complete weekly journal entries, conduct informational interviews, and write other essays and research papers. Once you have secured an internship, and know how many hours per week you will be working at that internship, contact Paul Soper, Internship Director for the Department of Political Science, to enroll in POL 3080. PLEASE NOTE: In order to enroll in POL 3080, you must meet with Prof. Soper at least one week prior to the beginning of the semester in which you do your internship.
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