In the Department of Political Science, we encourage our students to gain experience and practical knowledge outside of the classroom by participating in internships. Internships for Political Science majors may be arranged with area state legislators, congressional district offices, Dayton-area metropolitan governments, and governmental and policy advocacy agencies and organizations in Washington, D.C. These internships complement classroom work and give students the chance to apply knowledge and develop valuable interpersonal and career-related skills. All of the internships are writing intensive.
State Legislative Internships - PLS 4820/6820, Sec. 01
Students work for a state legislator in Columbus two days per week. They meet weekly with a faculty supervisor, keep a detailed journal describing their activity and write an assessment of the experience at the end of the assignment. A 3.0 GPA and advance approval is required.
Congressional District Internships - PLS 4920/6920, Sec. 09
Congressional district interns work two days per week in one of the area's congressional district local offices to assist staff with constituency casework. Interns meet weekly with the faculty supervisor, keep journals, and write an assessment of the experience at the end of the assignment. A 3.0 GPA and advance approval is required.
Pre-Law Internships - PLS 4840/6840, Sec. 01
County Prosecutor Internships - PLS 4920/6920, Sec. 12
Students may be assigned to work two days per week in the office of the Greene County Prosecutor, the City of Kettering Law Department or the Montgomery County Public Defender. Interns will assist the staff attorneys, participate in outreach program activities and observe trials. A 3.0 GPA and advance approval is required. Interns meet weekly with the faculty supervisor, keep a journal, and write an assessment of their experiences.
Campaign Internships - PLS 4920/6920, Sec. 11
Campaign interns work the equivalent of two days per week as volunteers for the candidate of their choice in a local, state or federal election. Interns will meet weekly with the faculty supervisor, keep a journal of all activities and submit a written assessment of the experience at the end of the quarter. A 3.0 GPA and advance approval is required.
Washington, DC Internships - 4920/6920, Sec. 13
There are also internships available in Washington, DC for Academic Credit. For information about an internship in Washington, DC, please check out the website: www.twc.edu.Last updated January 2, 2013