The Department of Political Science strongly encourages students to enroll in an internship sometime during the course of their studies at Northern Illinois University. The internship allows students to earn course credit while gaining valuable professional experience as an intern and is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students of above average academic standing. A wide variety of internship opportunities are available every year, including positions with:
Participating in an internship gives students a special opportunity to:
Internship opportunities may be available to match your academic and career interests:
The department works in conjunction with our Internship Coordinator and NIU Career Services in order to assist students in the process of obtaining internships. Students work with the coordinator in order to receive political science credit for internship experience and/or official recognition on the university transcript.
Students looking for political science internship advice and career opportunities should contact Professor Brendon Swedlow at email@example.com or 815.753.1011. Students are also encouraged to regularly check the department’s E-Announcements.
To download an internship contract for academic credit, click here.