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The Political Science Department's internship programs combine academic study with practical work experience. The Legal Intern Program places selected interns with judges and attorneys. The Policy, Politics and Public Administration Internship Program places selected interns with local and state legislators, members of Congress, political parties, interest groups, think tanks, lobbyists, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Interns:

All internships and courses occur during the spring semester. Students receive credit for course work (POLI 438 or POLI 448), and also for practical work (POLI 401).

Juniors and seniors from all majors with GPAs of 3.0 and higher are eligible. Interested students must apply and be formally accepted into the program.

Spring 2014 Internship program applications are due by November 8. Exception: Students wishing to intern with Maryland's legislature, the General Assembly, should apply for the Policy, Politics, and Public Administration Internship Program by 12:00 PM on October 22. Students applying for General Assembly internships after this priority deadlline should check with Dr. Hussey before applying.

Students seeking internship opportunities outside of these programs should contact UMBC's Shriver Center or speak with a faculty member in their area of interest.