Political Science Internships

Political Science Internship Information

  • Pol 3097 Government Internship
  • Pol 3197 Nongovernmental Internship

How much credit can I receive? It depends on the type of internship, hours of work per week, and other internship requirements. Generally speaking, we offer one credit hour for every 3.3 hours in the field, with additional assignments given by your intern supervisor (e.g., reading, book reports, daily journal). Up to twelve hours of political science internship credit can be applied to your degree, but only four can be applied to the political science major. The following is a intern-credit reference guide.

Who to contact?
Students are encouraged to contact the departmental office.

Internship Contact Hours
A student will work 3.3 hours (3 hours, 20 minutes) each week for every credit hour registered during a 15-week term.

Credits Total Session Hours Per Credit Hours worked per/credit per/week:
15-week term
1 49.95 3.33
2 99.90 6.66
3 149.85 9.99
4 199.80 13.32
5 249.75 16.65
6 299.70 19.98
7 349.65 23.31
8 399.60 26.64
9 449.55 29.97
10 499.50 33.30
11 549.45 36.63
12 599.40 39.96