Finding an Internship

There are several ways to find an internship. The American Political Science Association collects and posts internship opportunities.

Many organizations and alumni post their internship openings with UR Career Services, and Career Services regularly distributes internship announcements through its listservs. The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement has relationships with many Richmond-area nonprofits and advocacy organizations. Government agencies generally do not post their internship openings; to find out about these, students are encouraged to speak with Ms. Sasha Hollister with the CCE.

The Department of Political Science provides additional assistance to students looking for an appropriate internship. Faculty members can advise students about relevant organizations and internship opportunities in their areas of expertise, including internships during their study abroad. Consult the department listing to see areas of faculty expertise.

International students interested in an internship should speak with academic advisor or the department chair for help identifying internships appropriate for them.

The Department also posts internship announcements it receives to the listserv for declared majors in political science. Students who have not yet declared their major but are interested in being added to the political science listserv should contact the department’s administrative coordinator, Ms. Emilee Papa