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. As an example, a student recently participated in the White House Internship Program, working in the Public Liaison Office.
Fellowships: A number of fellowships are offered for current juniors & seniors, recent graduates and alumni. These are paid positions lasting 6 months to one year.
Off-Campus Studies: Allegheny College recognizes the enormous academic, professional and personal value of studying off-campus, either nationally or internationally. Allegheny College sponsors semester and year-long programs; some require skills in languages other than English and others with no language requirements.
Experiential Learning Travel Seminars: EL Travel Seminars are led by Allegheny faculty and administrators and begin soon after the end of Spring semester. There are multiple EL options offered each year. Each is 10-21 days in length and are worth 2-4 experiential learning credits towards graduation.
Other Special Opportunities
TheCenter 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. Global Affairs is a new focus in the Law & Policy Program for students who seek to explore possible career paths as well as academic interests that reflect international law and policy themes.