Political Science majors have the opportunity to gain experience and earn academic credit through internships in the public sector, private sector, or non-government organizations.
Students earn political science elective credit for internships through the course Ind Internship Pol Sci 50:790:397:01 which is cross-listed with the Arts & Sciences Internship course. This is a 3 credit course offered during the fall, spring and summer I semesters. If students wish to do a second internship the Arts & Sciences Internship course can be taken for an additional 3 general elective credits.
- Internships for political science elective credit must be approved as such by the Internship Coordinator.
- Students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)
- Internships must be approved by the Internship Coordinator
- Internships must be at least 100 hours during the fall or spring semester, at least 120 hours during the summer.
- In addition to the practical experience, students need to attend some class covering topics related to experiential learning and professional development
- Complete other assignments as required by the Internship Instructor.
- Secure the Internship. It is the responsibility of the student to secure the internship.
However, assistance is provided by the staff of the Career Center and Internship Coordinator. Internships are posted on line in the Career Center’s RaptorLink system or in various Internship Directories…also at the Career Center.
- Have your internship approved. Once you have secured an internship it must be approved for credit by the Internship Coordinator.
- The supervisor at the internship must complete the Internship Approval Form(available at the Career Center, Lower Level of the Campus Center) and return it to the Internship Coordinator at the Career Center.
- Upon the approval of the internship by the Internship Coordinator a special permission number will be granted for the student to register for this course.
Students must secure an internship and have it approved by the first day of classes of the semester they wish to take the course. All internship must be done during the semester the course is taken.
Students who wish to do an internship outside the Delaware Valley (more than 50 miles from the City of Camden, NJ) can take the Arts & Sciences Internship Course through e-College.
Additional Information is available at the Career Center, Lower Level of the Campus Center or online at cc.camden.rutgers.edu
Cheryl Hallman, Asst. Dean/Director – Career Center