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. A 3-credit internship normally involves 150 hours working at an organization during a semester. Although students normally complete their internships during a single semester, some have their internship commitments extended to two or more semesters.