Political Science Internships

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

  • 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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  • Q&A with Lauren Devoll, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    Q&A with Lauren Devoll, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    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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  • Q&A with Cassie Shirk, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    Q&A with Cassie Shirk, TWC National Conventions Seminar Alumna

    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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  • Alumni Q&A with Stacey Berry of York University

    Alumni Q&A with Stacey Berry of York University

    An internship in the U.S. helped Canadian alumna Stacey Berry figure out her career direction: “The Washington Center really helped me to narrow the kind of career that I wanted to do.”

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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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  • Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes

    Alumni Q&A with Clarion University Grad Seth Ickes

    Seth Ickes left his intimate, rural campus of Clarion University 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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  • [Election] Week in the Life of a Political Science Intern

    [Election] Week in the Life of a Political Science Intern

    Working in Washington, D.C. means that depending on the news cycle, events outside of your control can open up new possibilities.

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  • Intern Spotlight: Jana Kelnhofer, Clark University

    Intern Spotlight: Jana Kelnhofer, Clark University

    Jana shares her story about how she turned her internship at EMILY's List, into a full-time job. 

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  • Making a Swift Transition into the Campaign World After Attending DNC Seminar

    Making a Swift Transition into the Campaign World After Attending DNC Seminar

    Alumna Gabrielle McCarthy ‘12 shares how she discovered her passion for political campaigns when she attended the DNC Convention Seminar 2012. 

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Michael Long ‘04 on the Key to Capitol Hill Success

    Alumni Spotlight: Michael Long ‘04 on the Key to Capitol Hill Success

    What's life like when you're a top aide to the speaker of the house? Elon grad & TWC ‘04 alum Michael Long knows.

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