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Internships, Jobs & Careers
Why an internship?
- Learn through practical experience
- Invaluable as a means of professional networking and career advancement
- Make connections between regular classroom work and possible profession
- Earn college credit
- Intern in DC via our affiliation with The Washington Center
- national, state, and local executive and legislative offices
- government agencies
- political campaigns
- party and interest group organizations,
- think tanks
- judicial agencies
- law firms
- international business
- international non-government organizations (NGOs).
If you are interested in sponsoring an internship, please email us at email@example.com with the following:
- Position Description
- Estimated hours
- Length of Position
- How to apply
- Contact information
April 17, 2018
State Rep. Jim Lilly (R-MI 89th) internship announcement
March 21, 2018
U.S. Senator Gary Peters State Office Intern Opportunity
February 26, 2018
Paid Political Campaign Fellowship with Students for a New American Politics PAC Summer 2018
Jobs, Careers, Grad School & Law School
Jobs & Careers
The department faculty work closely with Career Services and students on internships and career advising. Students are highly encouraged to pursue an internship. Capstone professors help senior students to prepare for careers and graduate school. For more information, consult our career guide and visit with your faculty advisor.
- Campaigns & elections
- Criminal justice
- International affairs
- Public administration and policy
Graduate & Law School
Political science is a suitable major for many graduate programs:
- Criminal justice
- International relations
- Law (Pre-law information)
- Political science
- Public administration
- Public Policy
- Earn a dual degree in political science and law through LEAP. Earn a BA or BS from GVSU political science and a JD from Michigan State University College of Law
February 23, 2020
Outstanding Paper Award Submissions Due by Thursday, March 12
February 10, 2020
Scholarship Opportunities for 2020-21 for Political Science and International Relations Students
February 04, 2020
Student scholarship winners meet with donor Tim Zeeb.
January 20, 2020
Tutors can help with content questions, study strategies, and exam review. Please visit www.gvsu.edu/tc to sign up & request a tutor. WHERE: Tutoring Center 11015 Residence Drive 201 Kliener Commons Or TBD by tutor at an on-campus location
December 20, 2019
Professors Mark Richards and Yi Zhao teamed up for a research project on how the legal concept of the public figure, central to libel cases in the U.S., has now spread to the Chinese legal system.
*****POSTPONED****** Suffer the Children: A Theoretical Foundation for the Human Rights of the Child, lecture by Prof. Rich Hiskes followed by retirement reception
March 31, 2020 4:00 PM
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Professor Rich Hiskes, retired professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the GVSU Human Rights minor, will talk about his current research on the human...
April 8, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Global Express is a public forum on global affairs and current events on Wednesdays through the winter semester. Join us on April 8 when Dr. Hermann Kurthen, Professor of Sociology talks about...
April 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Global Express is a public forum on global affairs and current events on Wednesdays through the winter semester. Join us on April 15 when Dr. David Alvarez, Professor of English, talks...