The Political Science Department offers several opportunities for internships. We encourage students to explore internship possibilities early in their college careers. Our interns have served in a variety of places, from district attorneys’ offices, police departments, and mayors’ offices, to government offices at the state and federal level. We also have a successful track record placing interns in the prestigious U.S. State Department Internship program, where students can intern with a US embassey or consulate overseas.

The department also participates in several Washington, D.C. internship programs such as The Washington Center. For more information about local, state, and national internships, please contact Professors John Blakeman or Brad Mapes-Martins.

Students interested in an internship in the British Parliament should first check with UWSP's International Programs Office and then speak with Professor John Blakeman.

If you're interested in working with a Political Science intern, please contact John Blakeman.  We are always looking for new opportunities for our interns.​​​​

Here is an online internship opportunity with the Department of State: Virtual Student Foreign Service.

Here is a list of think tank internships (mostly in Washington, D.C.).  If you are interested in summer internship opportunities, you are strongly encouraged to review these websites starting in January or earlier.

  1. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

  2. American Foreign Policy Council

  3. American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

  4. Aspen Institute

  5. Atlantic Council

  6. Brookings Institution

  7. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  8. Cato Institute

  9. Center for International Policy

  10. Center for Strategic and International Studies

  11. Center for the National Interest

  12. CIVICUS — World Alliance for Citizen Participation

  13. Economic Policy Institute

  14. Eisenhower Institute

  15. Employee Benefit Research Institute

  16. Ethics and Public Policy Center

  17. Eurasia Foundation

  18. Federation of American Scientists

  19. Freedom Forum

  20. Fund for Peace

  21. Henry L. Stimson Center

  22. Heritage Foundation

  23. Institute for Policy Studies

  24. Inter-American Dialogue

  25. InterAction — American Council for Voluntary International Action

  26. International Food Policy Research Institute

  27. Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

  28. Middle East Institute

  29. Middle East Policy Council

  30. Migration Policy Institute

  31. National Endowment for Democracy

  32. National Security Archive

  33. Northeast-Midwest Institute

  34. Population Reference Bureau

  35. Progressive Policy Institute

  36. Project on Government Oversight

  37. Resources for the Future

  38. United States Institute of Peace

  39. Urban Institute

  40. Washington Institute for Near East Policy

  41. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

  42. World Resources Institute