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The Department of Political Science's Internship Program, established in 1971, was the first of its kind in Maryland. It provides students with the opportunity to augment their academic preparation with a guided work experience in an agency of local, state or national government or a related organization. In recent years student internship experiences have included service in the United States Congress, the Maryland General Assembly, local courts, public interest lobbying groups, and the U.S. Department of State. The program stresses the value of a full-time internship experience.


The political science internship program is designed to provide qualified junior or senior majors and other selected individuals with the opportunity to draw upon, expand, and test classroom learning in an organizational setting. The internship experience is closely related to the student's career plans and academic preparation. Through the experience the student observes the application of ideas and attains a level of understanding which cannot be achieved in the classroom.

Placement, Duration, and Academic Credit

Every effort is made to place students in a full-time or part-time assignment of their choice in accordance with their needs and goals. Students receive either 15 credits for a full-time or 9 credits for a part-time experience. Full-time interns are expected to work five days a week, normally for a period of time coinciding with the college's spring semester or summer term schedule of classes. Part-time interns are expected to work three days a week or the equivalent.


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Email Tim Magrath -; 301-687-4080.