Initiated in the mid-1960s, this program has served as a model for other IUP departments. Hundreds of IUP students have served in internships at the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as a variety of organizations, such as interest groups and law firms.
Although an internship is not required to complete a degree in Political Science, it is strongly recommended. Students who successfully complete internships have a number of advantages, including the following:
Internship requirements for all students:
For a detailed explanation of the internship program and the application process, see the Political Science Department’s Internship Handbook, Part I, and the Internship Handbook, Part II.
All Political Science internships are coordinated and supervised by Professor Sarah Wheeler.