Political Science


Political Science majors can complement their classroom study and research with practical experience through internships. Such opportunities may be arranged by the department, the student, or as part of an off-campus study program. Most commonly, these are undertaken in the senior year.

Department-arranged internships have included placements with the City of Sunbury and the Borough of Selinsgrove, the Northumberland County District Attorney's Office, a judge of the Northumberland County Court, and local law firms. Off-campus internships have included placements with the United States Department of Justice, the Atlantic Council of the United States, the Heritage Foundation, in Congressional offices, and in the Public Affairs Office of the Vice President of the United States.

Off-campus internships have included:

Recent Internships

  • Electionline.org
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania State Legislature
  • Pugwash USA (nuclear issues)
  • U.S. Senate
  • Women's Campaign Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • North Penn Legal Services
  • ACORN, Washington, D.C.
  • Wider Opportunities for Women, Washington, D.C.
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision, Superior Court, Washington, D.C.

Past Internships

  • Northumberland County Probation Office
  • Northumberland County Court
  • Northumberland County District Attorney's Office
  • Office of the President Judge, Northumberland County
  • Office of Special Conflicts Council, Northumberland County
  • Northumberland County Sheriff's Office
  • State senator’s staff, Pa.
  • State representative’s office, Pa.
  • Congressional District Office, Conn.

Washington, D.C., Internships

  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Center for Security Strategies and Operations
  • German-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Pinkerton Global Intelligence Service
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • D.C. Rape Crisis Center
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Heritage Foundation
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Global Securities Information
  • Attorney's office
  • National Federation of Business & Professional Women.
  • Children's Rights Council
  • U.S. representative’s office
  • U.S. Department of Justice

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