WHAT an internship can do for you
You've chosen a major, double major, maybe even a minor; written papers, studied for quizzes and aced finals, but when it comes to launching your career, you're not sure how to begin.
One of the best ways is with an internship. Internships can introduce you to a variety of professional roles in your chosen field and, just as important, to a variety of workplace environments. You'll gain practical work experience and the chance to apply classroom lessons in a professional setting while, at the same time, earning course credit.
The political science department at Bridgewater State University offers a wide range of internships designed to appeal to students from any major. Placements are available with federal, state and local governments, and with nonprofit organizations. They're offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Each internship earns three credits, unless more are approved by the political science department. Internship coordinator, Dr. Kevin Donnelly, assistant professor of political science, will work with you to match your career interests with available internships. To insure the best placement, meet with Dr. Donnelly as early as possible during the semester prior to the one during which you plan to undertake an internship.
HOW you become an intern
Students from any major may participate in an internship through the political science department. A brief description of eligibility requirements appears below. For more detailed information, see the Internship section of the course catalog or contact the internship coordinator in the political science department.
· must complete an application, available in the political science department, and file it with the department's chairperson;
· need to have earned at least 54 credits with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average;
· who are political science majors or minors must have already completed POLI172 and a 300-level political science course and must receive the consent of the political science internship coordinator;
who are not political science majors or minors must have approval from their major adviser, as well as from the internship coordinator in the political science department.
WHERE you can be placed
The political science department is continually expanding its internship offerings to meet the diverse needs of students from many majors. Below is a sampling of recent placements.
Massachusetts Government Offices:
District Attorney's Office
Representative Viriato deMacedo
Senator Robert Creedon
Office of the Governor
City of Boston, Police Department
Last Modified: September 13, 2011