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
April 02, 2018
Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder Internship
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
September 24, 2018
Grand Valley staff and students host events on voter registration and elections.
June 19, 2018
Professors Polly Diven and John Constantelos visited Tirana, Albania to deliver a public lecture and connect with alumni.
April 23, 2018
Micaela Cole receives the Excellence in a Discipline Award
"Fighting the Politics of Illusion: Technology, Democracy and the Public Good" talk by Professor Ed Tywoniak
September 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anyone who considers themselves a member of “Gen Z,” or those who are concerned with technology, democracy, and the public good, are invited to Edward E. Tywoniak‘s James W....
October 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by the GVSU Women's Commission, the HerStory series offers the GVSU community the opportunity to hear stories of women in leadership positions firsthand and discover how these experiences...
October 5, 2018 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Global Health Unites Health Professionals -- Learn how faculty, students, and community members are impacting global health. The program includes keynote speaker, Dr. Justice Bawole, podium and...
October 9, 2018 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Check out the many opportunities GVSU offers for students to study abroad!
October 15, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Professor Brooke Ackerly, of Vanderbilt University will discuss the relationships among climate change, human rights, and justice.