The Political Science Department offers
several opportunities for internships. We encourage students to explore internship possibilities early in their college careers. Our interns have served in a variety of places, from district attorneys’
offices, police departments, and mayors’ offices, to government offices
at the state and federal level. We also have a successful track record placing interns in the prestigious U.S. State Department Internship program, where students can intern with a US embassey or consulate overseas.
The department also participates in
several Washington, D.C. internship programs such as The Washington Center. For more information about
local, state, and national internships, please contact Professors John Blakeman or Brad Mapes-Martins.
Students interested in an internship in the British Parliament should first check with UWSP's International Programs Office and then speak with Professor John Blakeman.
If you're interested in working with a Political Science intern, please contact Prof. John Blakeman, the Chair of the Political Science Department. We are always looking for new opportunities for our interns.
Here is an online internship opportunity with the Department of State: Virtual Student Foreign Service.
Here is a list of think tank internships (mostly in Washington, D.C.). If you are interested in summer internship opportunities, you are strongly encouraged to review these websites starting in January or earlier.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
American Foreign Policy Council
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Center for International Policy
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Center for the National Interest
CIVICUS — World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Economic Policy Institute
Employee Benefit Research Institute
Ethics and Public Policy Center
Federation of American Scientists
Fund for Peace
Henry L. Stimson Center
Institute for Policy Studies
InterAction — American Council for Voluntary International Action
International Food Policy Research Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Middle East Institute
Middle East Policy Council
Migration Policy Institute
National Endowment for Democracy
National Security Archive
Population Reference Bureau
Progressive Policy Institute
Project on Government Oversight
Resources for the Future
United States Institute of Peace
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
World Resources Institute