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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
A handful of students seek internships abroad each year. Professor Colin Flint helps coordinate these efforts. Contact him at email@example.com 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.
Experience the World
Many of the events that shape who students are and who they will become occur while studying abroad when they are challenged to learn new languages and open themselves to new cultures. Students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to enrich their collegiate experiences by participating in one of the numerous study abroad opportunities facilitated by USU faculty or through one of its many partner institutions.
The university aims to keep studying abroad affordable. Most affiliated exchange program costs are based on USU tuition, fees, and housing. The university also participates in the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) where students trade placements with students from partner universities abroad. All affiliated study abroad programs earn credits towards USU degrees, and most financial aid and scholarships apply. Students interested in short-term study abroad experiences may consider enrolling in a summer program. Some scholarships are offered through the college.
If you are interested in studying abroad, make a plan with your academic advisor and contact the USU Office of Global Engagement to learn more about specific programs to determine which one is right for you.
Internship Assistance Award
Internship Assistance Award - 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.