Credit-Based Internships

If you are interested in receiving credit for an internship, please contact Dr. Jordan Ragusa to discuss your plans, review the requirements, and obtain the required forms prior to starting the internship. The department can assist in recommending potential internships, but students are ultimately responsible for arranging their placements. Students are encouraged to seek virtual internships during the pandemic. If you choose to do an in-person internship, an experiential learning waiver must be submitted prior to the start of your internship experience.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of 18 semester hours in political science coursework including POLI 205 with a passing grade
  • A minimum GPA of 2.8 in political science coursework and a GPA of 2.5 overall

Course Expectations

  • Attend weekly class, actively participate in class, and complete course assignments such as keeping a journal.
  • Intern 10-15 hours/week virtually or at your internship site (140 hours total for semester). Internships can be paid or unpaid.

Required Forms
Internship Learning Agreement
Students who have secured an internship and wish to receive credit must complete the internship learning agreement form and meet with Dr. Jordan Ragusa.
Site Supervisor Evaluation Form
Interns will be evaluated by their site supervisors and the evaluation counts as a percentage of their final course grade. These forms will be distributed to students and employers at the beginning of the semester.