Internships and Careers
Political Science supports your career goals by offering credit for internships related to political science and a workshop to explore and prepare you for the job market.
PS 404 Internship
Internships are valuable experiences that can enhance your academic training and career trajectory. Eligible PS Majors can receive two credits for an approved internship. If possible, students are encouraged to complete PS 408 Careers in Political Science prior to seeking an internship (see below).
First, review the Internship Procedure and Guidelines.
Next, identify an internship that you would like to apply to the major. Internship opportunities may be found through the UO Career Center, posts on PS Facebook, and on Vorpal Sword, our Canvas resource for declared PS majors.
After you have the internship lined up, complete the PS 404 Internship Proposal & Authorization to Register prior to registration deadlines and the beginning the internship.
Please be aware that to receive approval of an internship for academic credit you will need to explain how this opportunity is an internship, not a regular job. The difference is that an internship is intended to give you training, supervision, and experiences that help you understand the associated career path that extend beyond this particular work experience.
PS 408 Careers in Politics
This workshop is designed to address the specific career development needs of political science majors. The curriculum consists of presentations, in-class exercises, and practical homework assignments designed to encourage proactive career planning. You will learn strategies and tactics for securing a professional position in the workforce.This is a two-credit course offered Fall, Winter, and Spring terms; not repeatable.