For a list of current internship announcements from organizations and offices seeking interns, check out the listings in the PoliSci Pulse Undergraduate Newsletter. And read about all of the successful internship stories we have compiled! Wondering how to get started on finding an internship? Use the new Internship Module. Or watch a short video to get you started.
Students who participate in a political internship may earn political science credits for their internship. Although credit is not given for the internship experience itself, students receive credit for their internships by taking POL 3080, the department's internship course. For this course, students complete weekly reading assignments, journal entries, and conduct informational interviews. Essays and research papers may also be required. For further information, contact Internship Director Paul Soper.
Check out all of the searchable data the College of Liberal Arts has collected about recent CLA Internships.
Here is a short list of some of the places our students have interned:Alumna Lily Schultze speaks on her undergraduate internship opportunites and how they have shaped her career path.
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Attorney General's Office
- Central Intelligence Agency
- City of Minneapolis
- City of St. Paul
- District Attorney’s Office
- District Congressional Offices
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Governor’s Office
- Human Rights Organizations
- International Institute of Minnesota
- Law Firms
- Lobbying Firms
- Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
- Minnesota International Center
- Minnesota State Legislature
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Political Campaigns
- Secret Service
- State Department
- Washington, D.C. Congressional Offices
- White House
In addition to the list above, students intern for a wide array of advocacy groups at the local, state, national, and international levels.