Careers and Internships
A major in political science offers students the substantive knowledge and analytic skills to embark on a variety of career paths, including the law, foreign service, domestic public policy and administration, policy and advocacy work within non-governmental organizations, and academia.
The American Political Science Association provides a number of resources for Political Science students here
Career Services provides a variety of resources and database links to help students find summer internships and other opportunities. Listed below are a number of additional resources which might be specifically useful for political science students.
Global Jobs. A job listing site, including internships, for foreign affairs positions in NGOs, think tanks, government and the private sector.
Idealist. A resource for finding internships in non-profits, both in the U.S. and internationally.
House Employment Bulletin. A newsletter listing open positions, including Internships, in the US House of Representatives.
Senate Internship Opportunities. Frequently updated listing of open internships in the U.S. Senate.
PA State Job Board. Database of open positions, including internships, across the PA state government.
USAJobs Pathways Program. Internships and jobs for students and recent college graduates interested in careers with the federal government.
Virtual Student Federal Service. Internship program in which students are hired to work virtually during the school year on projects for different federal agencies. Click "See All Projects" after following the link for a list of opportunities.
Internships with Specific Organizations