Political Science Student Resources
Political Science students have resources available to make sure they receive an all-around excellent education.
Through an internship, students will learn new practical skills and explore career options by working in the professional field. Whether you plan to work in a public agency, legislative affairs or even in the private and non-profit sectors, an internship can become a very valuable learning experience.
Here’s some things you may do in an internship:
- Personnel management
- Legislative analysis
- Constituent service
- City administration
- Interpretation of election statistics
- Program evaluation techniques
- Public finance strategies
- Strengthen professional relationships
- Maintaining records of professional growth
- Policy development
We recommend giving yourself plenty of time to plan your internship. Talking to your advisor and professors in your areas of interest can help.
In addition, you should consider:
- contacting alumni working in the field
- attending career workshops
- reviewing professional and academic journals
- volunteering in community projects and/or political campaigns
- getting active in student clubs and the WSU Student Senate