Eastern Michigan University
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Internships

The Political Science Department at EMU offers an internship or practicum for undergraduate majors in Political Science, Public Administration, International Affairs, Public Law & Government, and Public Safety Administration, as well as for students majoring in other fields who have an interest in a political or administrative placement.  Internships are also offered for graduate students in the Master of Public Administration Program.

Most students enroll in 3 to 6 credit hours of internship, which combines 10 to 20 hours per week of academic-related work experience, a faculty-intern seminar, and a journal and self-evaluation by the student intern.  From 3 to 12 credit hours in political science may be available, depending on the amount of time spent on the job. Although students normally complete their internships during a single semester, some have their internship commitments extended to two or more semesters.

 

The Department of Political Science is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344