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Political Science Internships


Political Science majors are required to complete at least one internship that relates to their course of study during their time at Linfield. In this pragmatic setting, students are able to apply their coursework in a real world situation to further develop their professional skills in areas of potential career interest, and begin developing a network for after they graduate. Students are able to conduct internships in a range of areas, including:

  • Political campaignsWorld Map
  • Local, state, and national political offices 
  • State and federal government
  • Think tanks and nongovernmental organizations
  • Law and law enforcement offices
  • Relevant businesses and corporations
  • Media outlets
  • Education
  • Health care

Political science majors also have the opportunity to participate in the American University Semester in Washington DC program. For more information, please click here.

Download Internship Syllabus

Recent examples of Political Science internships:

“During the summer of 2008 I worked as a Public Policies & Procedures Intern for the Parks & Recreation Department of Redmond, Washington. I worked primarily on research and development of a public park policy which included exploring policies of neighboring cities and producing a policy for the City of Redmond. My finished product was sent to the mayor for approval and subsequently implemented within the park system.” 

-Carly Kummerlowe, Class of 2009

“I interned with the Planned Parenthood Action Council (PPAC) in Salt Lake City, UT. I was able to engage in activities that spanned the entire public policy sphere.  It was amazing to write editorials for the state newspapers, coordinate fundraising efforts, help at various college and university awareness events, design publications, prepare for PPAC Utah's largest annual fundraiser ball, and create the office's first formal intern training packet.”  

-Hanna Bogen, Class of 2009

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