College of Arts & Sciences

Political Science Department


Fact: SJU students who completed one internship before graduation earned, on average, $11,000 dollars more than students who did not complete an internship.

The Political Science Department offers two distinct types of Internships. The Philadelphia Area Internship Program and the Washington Internship

Philadelphia Area Internship Program

The Philadelphia Area Internship Program supports student internships in a public sector, private sector, or non-government organization (NGO) in the Philadelphia area. Students work 10 hours per week (total 130 hours), keep a journal, read a book relevant to their internship, and write two papers connecting their internship experience with the scholarly literature. Students who complete the requirements receive credit for one UPPER DIVISION Political Science, International Relations, or Public Administration course (3 credits). You may take the class a SECOND time and count it as an elective. For more information contact Dr. Susan P. Liebell, Faculty Liaison, at

Fall Deadlines

Internship Opportunities

Detailed Internship Information Packet 

Washington Internship

For students interested in national or international government, the University participates in the Washington, D.C. internship through the Washington Center. Washington interns spend a semester--fall, spring or summer--in D.C. working at one of several federal offices and taking classes. Read more about the Washington Internship. For more information contact Dr. Francis Graham Lee, Faculty Liaison, at

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