A policy, political, or legal internship is a requirement for all Political Science majors at MCLA. What can a political or policy related internship do for you?
Students can work with their faculty advisor and the Internship Center to find a placement near the college or find a summer internship site that is close to home.
Internships vary from 3-15 credits. Each credit hour requires 45 hours on-site and most students complete a 3 credit internship (135 hours). During the semester that is about 10-12 hours a week or during the summer you can complete the hours in a more compressed time from if you work 30-40 hours a week.
Your faculty sponsor will work with your on-site supervisor to oversee your responsibilities and development. During the internship you will complete reflective journal assignments and after the internship is finished, a final project requires you to summarize your duties, experiences, and what you learned.
To learn more about internship opportunities and how to apply, visit the Career Services web site or contact Professor Samatha Pettey.
Here are examples of internships recently completed by MCLA Political Science students:
U.S. House Democratic Caucus (D.C.)
Campaign of Representative Richard Neal
Office of State Representative Adam Hinds
Office of CT Senator Richard Blumenthal
Administrative Office, City of North Adams
Environmental Protection Agency (D.C.)
Marzulla Law, LLC (D.C.)
Mil Mujeres (D.C.)
D.C. Bar Foundation
Arise for Social Justice