The political science department offers a wide variety of internship opportunities. In the past, students have worked in law offices, campaign organizations, nonprofit organizations, state legislative and congressional offices, and the governor's office, as well as for equivalent offices at the county and municipal level.
Internships, for example, are readily available at the state level, as Governor Jennifer M. Granholm's office sponsors a website dedicated to helping students find internships in Michigan. Opportunities at the national level are also plentiful, especially as the federal government will fill 250,000 open positions across the next two years. Last year alone, the federal government recruited more than 50,000 interns to work in hundreds of federal agencies across the nation. Many of these positions groom interns for permanent positions with federal agencies.
The most important thing that you can do is to tailor your internship experience to your personal interests. Ideally, you will gain insight into whether you want to pursue a particular career and will gain connections to professionals working in that field. Explore the following links to learn about internship opportunities in nonprofit and government offices at the federal, state and local levels.
CMU Internship Opportunities
Links of Interest