The Political Science Department encourages students to pursue internships to supplement their degree.

The department has a strong relationship with the Washington Internship Institute in Washington DC.

When it comes to gaining a real-world understanding of what possible careers are like, nothing beats an internship. The Political Science department does not require its majors to complete an internship, but encourages majors to seek all opportunities open to them.

Political science majors have recently completed internships at impressive organizations, including:

  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Office of the Illinois Attorney General
  • Cook County Juvenile Courts
  • Oak Park Police Department