Political Science majors complete a wide variety of internships during their course of study at Allegheny, both in Washington, DC and in other locations.   There are also opportunities to apply for funding to support internship experiences as well as to earn academic credit under the supervision of a Political Science Department faculty member.

Recent internships completed by Allegheny College Political Science majors include:

  • the White House
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of the Treasury
  • various Senatorial and Congressional offices
  • National Coalition for the Homeless
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Robert H. Jackson Center
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Center for American Progress
  • State Department
  • Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
  • Center for International Policy
  • iJet

CLICK HERE for the full list of internships

For many internship experiences, funding may be available to help offset housing and other expenses, including through the Betsy Dotson Experiential Learning Fund, the use of which Political Science students have first priority.   It also may be possible to earn academic credit for your internship experience–please consult with Department Chair, Professor Shanna Kirschner for more information.

Click here for Guidelines for Credit-Bearing Internships

Click here for the list of readings per guidelines