Internship Opportunities and Career Paths

A bachelor's degree in Government and Political Affairs can lead to exciting careers in federal, state and local governments, law, business, international organizations, nonprofit associations and organizations, campaign management and polling, journalism, precollegiate education, electoral politics, and research and university and college teaching.

Through this program, students in the Government and Political Affairs Department acquire analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

“The professors and the classes they offer are very helpful. They don't make it easy. Having that rigorous training and being meticulous and detail oriented gave me an edge in my work environment.”

- Haroon Mushtaq | BA Government/Economics, BS Mathematics '16

Completing an internship is a great way to gain hands-on experience beyond the classroom and explore potential career paths.  Internship credits count toward the major or minor as a political science elective at the 200-level. A maximum of three internship credits may be counted toward the major or minor. Under special circumstances, majors are able to count an additional three credits toward the completion of their major. The department chair must grant permission for these additional three credits, depending upon the content and level of the internship.

To learn more about incorporating an internship with your Government & Political Affairs degree, contact ELCM.

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