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Application Process

In order for your internship to count for academic credit, you must meet with Dr. Barbara Patrick prior to starting your internship.

It is recommended that you have at least some idea of what you are looking for in an internship before your initial meeting with Dr. Patrick. This will make your first meeting much more productive while making your internship search that much easier. It will also save you much time as most interns would agree that choosing a particular area of interest is one of the most difficult steps in the search process.

  1. Meet with Dr. Patrick in 601 Pray-Harrold to discuss your interests, your career plans, and any ideas you might have for an internship.
  2. Complete an internship application (pdf) and either bring it to your first meeting with Dr. Patrick or submit it to her shortly thereafter.
  3. After the initial meeting with Dr. Patrick, you must then locate a suitable internship placement.
  4. Once you have secured a placement, consult Dr. Patrick again to obtain Department Permission to register.
  5. Once permission has been granted, you should then register for the internship. (Consult the undergraduate or graduate catalog or the semester schedules for more information.)
    • PLSC 387 Cooperative Education program in Political Science;
    • PLSC 486-Political Science Internship, 3 credits;
    • PLSC 487-Cooperative Education program in Political Science;
    • PLSC 488-Political Science Internship, 6 credits;
    • PLSC 489-Political Science Internship, 9 credits;
    • PLSC 480-Field Seminar;
    • PLSC 587-Cooperative Education program in Political Science for graduate students only;
    • PLSC 688-Practicum in Public Affairs, required for all pre-service graduate students in the MPA program.