Anderson, Indiana


Tue, 2014-05-27 15:04 -- political science


"This experience confirmed my passion and love for politics. I found that I can hold my own in the political ring and that I really enjoyed being a part of the legislative process." Junior Daniel Glass interning with Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

We believe you should complete at least one internship before you graduate. Internships are a great way both to explore career options and to develop your knowledge, skills, experience, network, and brand. They are a proving ground where you can put into practice the things you’ve done in the classroom.

Students in our program have recently held internships in the following settings:

  • Capitol Hill and district offices of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Office of Indiana Governor, Department of Administration, Indiana State Representatives, Republican and Democratic caucuses of the Indiana State Legislature.
  • Political campaigns for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Governor of Indiana, Indiana State Legislature.
  • Indiana State judges, county prosecutors, public defenders, private attorneys, court administrators, law enforcement.
  • Think tanks and non-profit organizations, including the Sagamore Institute, the International Justice Mission, the Middle East Institute, and Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.

The list continues to grow as students find internships that reflect their interests and career aspirations.


You may hold an internship during a semester or over the summer, for credit or not, locally or anywhere in the world. When you're ready, use the resources below and contact your Political Science program advisor for more information.

Internship RequirementsFinding an Internship
Getting the Internship Succeeding on the Internship