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Political Science Internships

A host of internships across New York City and beyond will allow students to apply the knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world issues and problems. In recent years, for example, students held internships at the Freedom House, International Rescue Committee, MSNBC, the Supreme Court, the United Nations, and the US House of Representatives. Political science majors interested in state politics might pursue an internship in New York State Assembly in Albany, NY.

Students are strongly advised to contact the Office of Career Services and search the Handshake to identify a variety of internship opportunities aligned with their career plans.

Here is a list of some organizations based in New York City, regularly hiring political science majors as interns:

Academic Credit for Internships

Academic credit (1-4 credits) is awarded for internships that have a strong analytical or research component. A student needs to set up a tutorial with a faculty member and complete some written assignments related to the internship experience and the academic discipline in order to earn credits.