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- Internships: Many internships have been established with local agencies and individuals; each provides job experience as well as the potential to earn academic credit. Students may also arrange internships independently or through the Career Education Office located in the Allegheny Gateway. As an example, a student recently participated in the White House Internship Program, working in the Public Liaison Office.
Other Special Opportunities
- The Center for Political Participation (CPP) plans and supports events that encourage political participation such as town hall meetings, Constitution Day, debate & election watch parties and local candidate forums; Students from any major can apply to be a CPP Fellow to help run the center.
- The Law & Policy Program is a concentration that blends students’ academic goals and preparation in international and domestic law and policy with on-going opportunities in career education, internships, study away, civic learning, and community programming
- Co-curricular opportunities, including Allegheny Student Government, Amnesty International, College Democrats, College Republicans, Model UN, Mock Trial, Student Alliance for Prison Reform, Students for Environmental Action, Young Americans for Liberty and Young Feminist Leadership Alliance.
- Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society for outstanding Political Science majors. Department faculty nominate students for membership in the spring of each year.
- Newly renovated Pelletier Library is a U.S. Government and Pennsylvania document depository (over 250,000 documents).
- Meadville is a county seat; many students are involved in local or state government agencies.