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Internships

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The politics program sends students to a wide variety of high-profile internships. All politics majors are strongly encouraged to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

Why an internship?

The internship opportunities through Calvin's Politics & Economics Department provide majors with excellent paths to learn through practical experience. While internships are invaluable as a means of professional networking and career advancement, the primary objective of our program is for students to make connections between the discipline of political science and their own vocational calling.

Student-interns work in a variety of national, state, and local executive and legislative offices, governmental and non-governmental agencies, political campaigns, party and interest group organizations, think tanks, advocacy groups, and law-related organizations (e.g., courts, law firms). Politics students interested in International Relations may also consider internships in international business or non-government organizations (NGOs). Internships may take place anywhere and throughout the calendar year.

Students seeking course credit may enroll in POLS 383: External Practicum with the approval of the department.

Finding an internship

While the Politics & Economics Department will help prospective interns find a suitable organization, students themselves are ultimately responsible for identifying and contacting a sponsoring organization.

Students should consult the following resources:

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