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Supplement your politics course work by gaining real-world experience through internships, study abroad programs, or the Washington, D. C. semester. Or take advantage of numerous student organizations that allow you to test ideas and develop leadership skills.
Semester in Washington, D.C.
- In Washington, D.C. you'll have the chance to put some legs on the ideas you've learned in the classroom at Calvin. Regardless of your major, we'll help you to find an internship that will provide you with valuable, real-world experience in your field of study while the nation’s capitol serves as your backdrop. You might work at CNN, the Canadian Embassy, the Department of Transportation, Amnesty International, or even on Capitol Hill—and there are literally hundreds of opportunities.
- All politics students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Chicago, Washington D.C, and elsewhere.
- Calvin offers numerous opportunities for study abroad. Investigate the semester programs to find out which one is right for you.
- Don't miss the chance to get involved in one of the many student organizations especially of interest to students of politics, such as the Calvin University Republicans or Democrats.
- There are various options for student employment, both on campus and with area employers, that can be found through the Calvin Career Center.
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