Internships: Get Career Ready!

  • Earn 1 - 6 Political Science credits.
  • Gain experience in politics, government, foreign affairs, homeland security, business, law, and much more! See list below for recent internship sites.
  • Contact potential employers; learn with on-the-job training.
  • Build your resume!

Internships available every semester, including summers. Register for POSC 430 and 431: Internship in Practical Politics--instructions here. To register, contact Internship Coordinator Lauren Watson: Handshake or

  • At least 45 credits of courses completed
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
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 (samples here) 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 (samples here) 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 Center for Career Development web site, or the offices listed here and below where Duquesne students have recently worked.

Recent Internship Sites

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
Finnegan Foundation
Pittsburgh Foundation
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Fellowship
Southwest Airlines
Idea Foundry
Frank Walker Law Firm
Keystone Trails Association

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