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Internships

Political Science students are able to intern in a variety of offices and agencies. From nonprofit to government to law firms, many majors, minors and graduate students gain insightful experiences through our internship programs.
 
A number of students have worked for local congressional officials including U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes and U.S. Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. Some have interned for the state Democrat and Republican parties as well as local party committees while others have worked for the public defender’s office and law offices. Nonprofit organizations like Yankee Institute and Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services are popular as well. Several students have interned for their city  halls including New Haven’s, serving in offices like Economic Development, City Planning and Taxes.
 
Every spring semester, several students intern with the Connecticut General Assembly in Hartford. While interns do not have to be political science majors to be considered for this internship program, they must complete an application process and November 1st is the deadline. Please see their website at https://www.cga.ct.gov/isc/internship.asp
 
Students must register with the department for internship classes two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Any questions about registration or internships, please contact Professor Jonathan Wharton at whartonj1@southernct.edu
 

 

Internship coordinator:

Jonathan Wharton
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: (203) 392-5658
Email:whartonj1@southernct.edu
Office:  Engleman C 228 B
Department Secretary: (203)392-5666