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A myriad of internship opportunities exist for Utah State students interested in politics. Each semester our students work with politicians at the local, state and federal level. In the past, students have worked for think-tanks, government agencies, lobbying firms and legislators on Capitol Hill including Orin Hatch and Ted Kennedy. Internships are available through the university’s Institute of Government and Politics at agencies and organizations including the American Farmland Trust, CIA, CNN, Foreign Embassies, Kennedy Center for the Arts, USAID, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy, White House and more.

Government and policy internship opportunities are endless for students of all majors. Contact the IOGP and ask what internships are available that suit your interests. Email Sara Jensen at or call 435-797-9618, or stop by the David B. Height Center Room 209.

For more information about internships, check out the Institute of Government and Politics website.

International Internships

A handful of students seek internships abroad each year. Professor Colin Flint helps coordinate these efforts. Contact him at for information about current opportunities.

Internship/Study Abroad Assistance

The Department of Political Science offers an Internship Assistance Award to Political Science, International Studies, and Law & Constitutional Studies majors. This award can be used for internships or study abroad. There are three rounds of award decisions per academic year: December 1st, April 1st, and June 1st. For more information download the Internship Assistance Award Application. You can also access an online application with this link.