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Political Science Internship Program

Program Overview

The Political Science Internship Program is designed to allow undergraduate majors to participate in experiential learning and/or civic engagement in a public policy field that compliments the student’s political science curriculum. The Internship Program allows students to engage in public service while developing their knowledge of the public policy process. The benefits associated with experiential learning are numerous and include: the application of knowledge acquired in the classroom to real world situations, improved critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills, increased awareness and understanding of community issues, and improved civic engagement. An internship is also a wonderful way to gain valuable work experience prior to graduation.

Participation in the program is open to all political science majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. An application for admission must be submitted and approved prior to the initiation of an internship. Students are responsible for securing their own internships placements. Course credit is available in the fall and spring semesters; summer credit is negotiable.

Contact Information

Dr. Peter Funke
Assistant Professor
Department of Government and
International Affairs, SOC 376
813 974-6859

Deadlines for applications to be submitted for internships

Last day of Summer classes for an internship in the Fall term
Last day of Fall classes for an internship for Spring term
Last day of Spring classes for an internship for Summer term