Internships in Politics and Policy
Earn 1-6 political science credits while interning.
Gain experience in politics.
Contact potential employers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Office, DuqCareerLink, or the offices listed below where Duquesne students have recently worked:
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
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh