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Internships: Get Career Ready!

  • Earn 1 - 6 Political Science credits.

  • Gain experience in politics, government, foreign affairs, homeland security, business, law, and much more!

  • Contact potential employers; learn with on-the-job training.

  • Build your resume!

Available every semester, including summers.
Register for POSC 430 and 431: Internship in Practical Politics--instructions here.  To register, contact Internship Coordinator Linda Loewer:  Starfish or loewer@duq.edu.

Basic Requirements for Internship:

• Students work at least 120 hours for the 3-credit course (40 work hours/credit)
• Students keep a daily log of activities and email it bi-weekly to the faculty director.
• Students engage with the faculty director at least monthly to discuss issues/reflect on work.
• Students submit a 7-10 page reflection paper to faculty director by end of semester.

Grading: Pass/Fail. Worksite supervisor's report counts 50% of final grade. 

Pittsburgh is a great location for internships!  Find internships through the Internship OfficeDuqCareerLink, or the offices listed below where Duquesne students have recently worked:

U.S. Department of State
American Civil Liberties Union

Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance
Congressman Mike Doyle
U.S. Senator Bob Casey
State Representative Dom Costa
Finnegan Foundation
Pittsburgh Foundation
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Students may also intern in Washington, DC!  Follow these required Duquesne procedures for the Washington Internship Institute or American University.  Scholarships available!