Political Science Internships

If you want a career in government or political science, an internship in Washington, D.C. is not optional.

  • Internship Combines Passions, Leads to Important Self Discoveries1:16

    Internship Combines Passions, Leads to Important Self Discoveries

    “What you learn about yourself is life-changing.” Bonita Bellal of Suffolk University credits her TWC experience with helping her discover what she wants in a career.

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  • Think Tank Internship Provided St. Lawrence Student with Career Direction, Professional Connections

    Think Tank Internship Provided St. Lawrence Student with Career Direction, Professional Connections

    St. Lawrence University senior Jacob Ciolek credits The Washington Center with introducing him to a diverse cast of friends, a mentor and the work experience needed to launch his career.

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  • From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    From HUD Intern to DNC Finance Director for the African American Leadership Council

    Bridgewater State University and TWC alum Augusto Goncalves shares his experience as an intern and his personal outlook on the 2020 election.

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  • A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    A Week in My Life as an Intern for the Department of Defense

    Liz, a political science major from Loyola Marymount University, shares what a week in her life is like as an intern for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    A Day in the Life of a Political Science Major Interning at the U.S. Department of Justice

    Elizabeth Lupinacci, a Political Science major from Quinnipiac University, shares what a typical day is like as an intern in Washington, D.C. 

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  • A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    A Day in the Life of a Congressional Staff Intern

    What's it like to be a Congressional intern in Washington, D.C.? Fall 2019 Student Contributor Matt Enriquez explains a typical day. 

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  • D.C. Internships for Political Science Students14:45

    D.C. Internships for Political Science Students

    In this recorded webinar, the TWC Admissions Team talks about the types of Washington, D.C. internships available for political science majors.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know When Starting a Congressional Internship

    5 Things You Should Know When Starting a Congressional Internship

    While you may have had an internship in your hometown or held an office job at your school, things are a lot different in the political offices of D.C.

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  • From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    From the RNC to Twitter: How the National Convention Experience Shaped this Alumna’s Career

    University of Texas at Arlington alumna Lauren Devoll participated in TWC's Campaign Seminar in 2012. The experience directly impacted her first step after school - a job with the RNC.

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  • Why My Hill Internship Made This Summer Worthwhile

    Why My Hill Internship Made This Summer Worthwhile

    An internship with the U.S. House Committee on Small Business was an optimal fit for Monmouth University's Evan Pron and helped him form goals for life after graduation.

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  • Internships To Help Political Science Majors Discover Their Dream Job

    Internships To Help Political Science Majors Discover Their Dream Job

    How do you transform your major into an internship that will someday become a career? Take a look at some of the D.C. internships out there for Political Science majors!

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  • Skipping My Last Semester for an Internship in D.C.

    Skipping My Last Semester for an Internship in D.C.

    Tyler Hoover chose to forego his last semester at Anderson University for an internship with U.S. Senator Tim Scott. For him, it was a path worth taking.

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  • Legislative Director for Maryland's Department of Agriculture Says RNC Was Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

    Legislative Director for Maryland's Department of Agriculture Says RNC Was Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

    Point Park University grad Cassie Shirk attended the 2012 Republican National Convention through TWC's Campaign Seminar. Today, she works for Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland.

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  • My Advice to Students: Do Internships

    My Advice to Students: Do Internships

    An internship in the U.S. helped Canadian alumna Stacey Berry figure out her career direction: “The Washington Center really opened my eyes to endless possibilities.”

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  • A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

    A Week in the Life of a Capitol Hill Intern

    Capitol Hill is like a city within a city, distinct within the surrounding D.C. metropolitan area and unique in its culture, behaviors and lifestyle. Here's an example of what you could experience.

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  • My Summer as a Congressional Intern

    My Summer as a Congressional Intern

    Ray Mosca of St. Joseph's College had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill, working for Congressman Bruce Poliquin of Maine. The experience was transformative.

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  • How My D.C. Internship Shaped my Career in Poli Sci

    How My D.C. Internship Shaped my Career in Poli Sci

    Navneet Gidda majored in political science at the University of Alberta. Her summer in D.C. helped her realize how many career possibilities exist for students who love the political world.

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  • TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    TWC’s Conventions Seminar Solidified My Political Career; Here’s How It Unfolded

    Neil Deegan attended the 2008 Democratic National Convention through The Washington Center’s Campaign 2008 seminar series. Today, he's the managing principal at Rittenhouse Political Partners.

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  • D.C. Internship Springboards Career in Policy Work

    D.C. Internship Springboards Career in Policy Work

    Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University in Pennsylvania to intern with a policy nonprofit in D.C. The totality of the experience flung open a multitude of new doors.

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  • Congressional Staffer Attends Inside Washington, Widens Network and Career Options

    Congressional Staffer Attends Inside Washington, Widens Network and Career Options

    As a staffer in a California congresswoman’s district office, Harvard Extension’s Jocelyn Yow was familiar with The Washington Center and its programs.

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