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Intern in all areas of political science

While studying at Linfield, political science majors are required to complete at least one internship relative to the area of study.

In this practical setting, you are able to apply your coursework in a real-world situation. Doing so will further develop your professional skills in areas of potential career interest, and begin creating a network for your life after Linfield.

View the internship course syllabus.

Internships are available in a range of areas

State government

There are many valuable internships through the state government.

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National government

A national government internship could take you to Washington D.C.!

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Non-governmental organizations

Think tanks and non-governmental offices (or NGOs) are great places to receive applicable experience in the field of political science.

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Law and law enforcement offices

Are you interested in law, rights and civil liberties? Gain practical skills with an internship in law or law enforcement.

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Media and media outlets

From KOIN 6 to Google, there are great opportunities available for political science students interested in communications, marketing and journaling.

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Political campaigns

Available during regular election cycles and midterms, political campaign internship opportunities are an excellent way to observe how political systems function.

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The field of education is a great place for political science majors to further explore the world of policies.

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Career services

Connect with the Office of Career Development for further internship opportunities.

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American University

A semester in Washington D.C.

Political science majors also have the opportunity to participate in the American University Semester in Washington DC program. For more information, please contact Professor Dawn Nowacki.