Why Pursue an Internship
Internships are an excellent way to gain practical “real world” experience in a field of interest. According to an article in the Washington Post, "students who dedicate time and effort to their major or an outside-the-classroom activity, secure multiple internships during their four years, and take on leadership roles are more likely to possess the skills needed for the workforce."
Types of Internships
Many types of internships are available in Charleston, D.C., throughout the U.S. and abroad. Internship possibilities include political campaigns, government agencies, public defender’s offices, planning departments, nonprofits, and congressional offices. Political science students have the opportunity to pursue internships for credit but do not have to earn credit.
Credit-Based Internship Information • Non Credit-Based Internship Information
Resources are available to College of Charleston political science students on this website and the internship coordinator, Kristin Wichmann and members of the political science faculty can assist in recommending potential internships, but students are ultimately responsible for arranging their internships. For more details visit:
Possible Funding Sources
Political Science Internship Coordinator:
114 Wentworth Street, Rm. 104
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