Internship Opportunities

Past students have evaluated their internships in the following ways:

  • This internship opened my eyes and allowed me to get a feel for the things I like and don't like about government.

  • I am glad that I had the opportunity and privilege to participate in such a wonderful experience.

  • This was exciting and a huge adrenaline rush. I was extremely pleased during my internship time with the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division and National Insurance Crime Bureau.

  • I don't think I have done anything more worthwhile in my life.

POSSIBLE PLACEMENTS

  • United States Senate

  • United States House of Representatives

  • United States Agencies

  • National political organizations

  • Utah State Legislature

  • Utah Law Enforcement Legislative Committee

  • Utah Association of Special Districts

  • Weber County Sheriff

  • National Insurance Crime Bureau

  • Ogden City Council

  • Weber County Attorney

  • Utah Legal Services

  • United Way

  • Davis Education Agency

  • PAL Tech and the Mid East Policy Council: for more information on these foreign affairs internships, please see me and then LaRae Larkin or Nancy Haanstad

Applications are available at the Political Science Department.

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of POLS 1100 (C or better) or successful passing of government skills test

  • Junior class standing or approval of the coordinator

Requirements (all of the following)

  • Sample of written work
  • 3 recommendations
  • Resume
  • Any additional requirements the position may have

ACADEMIC PORTION

Internship Classes

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Requirements

Grade Standard

POLS 4860

Internship

6

Job in office

S/U

POLS 4880

Research Project

3

Research project developed out of internship experience

A/E

POLS 4870

Politics in Perspective

3

Current government and politics course

A/E