Major: Political Science

Location: CT, United States

Course; Grading: POLS 3991; Satisfactory (S) / Unsatisfactory (U)
Course co-requisites; Grading: POLS 2998 for CT Legislative Internship Program only; Graded, A-F
Possible number of credits: Three for general internships and variable for CT Legislative Internship Program and The Washington Center
Course prerequisites: Department Head consent required.
Minimum class standing and GPA: 54 credits or more; 2.8 or higher overall GPA
Academic work requirement: Semester-long portfolio.
Can non-majors receive credit? Yes; please see description, or contact major/department directly for possible restrictions.
Internship is a graduation requirement for
this program:
No, but 3 credits of POLS 3991 may be applied to POLS plan of study (pending advisor consent).
When course is offered: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional information: Please see Internship Page for more information on the various internship programs offered through their Political Science Department.


Sample Internship opportunities for Political Science majors:
Legislative Intern, Legal Intern, Lobbying Intern, Probation, Public Defender’s Office, Law Enforcement, Political Campaigns

Sample organizations where Political Science majors have interned:
CT General Assembly, CT Judicial Branch, Office of CT Attorney General, Office of CT Secretary of State, Congressional offices, CT and MA State Police, The Connecticut Forum, Southern CT State University, Congressional campaigns, National Credit Union Administration, Teach for America, The Humanness Project CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Ways to find an internship:
Internships can be found on Handshake, or through online resources found at

For more information about internship policies in this department, please contact:
Kimberly Bergendahl, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Internship Coordinator
Oak Hall, Room 435

Sponsor:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences