Department of Political Science, Queens College



DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
PAID INTERNSHIPS

Open to students from all majors.


The list that follows includes the paid internships that are offered every year.  In addition, other paid internships occasionally become available and are announced in fliers on bulletin boards, announcements in classes, and by e-mail through the Political Science Club.  Students who want to compete for these internships will greatly increase their chances by doing unpaid internships first.

Washington, DC  Summer Internship—This internship includes a cash stipend of $2000 and also covers the cost of a dormitory room in a local college for the eight weeks of the program.  Students work with a member of Congress, an interest group, or a government agency.   This is the most competitive of all the paid internships with only 10 spaces available for the entire City University.   A 3.5 average and junior or senior status are suggested.  Etrinternship.org has application forms and further information.

State Legislature in Albany, spring semester only—like the Washington, DC internship, this is a full time commitment, but it is for the entire spring semester.  Students earn 12 credits, live and work in Albany as staff to a state senator or assemblyperson.  Stipends of $6140 cover living expenses.  Tuition is paid in the normal way.  Students should have completed 30 credits and have a 3.0 average. Etrinternship.org has application forms and further information.  Mildly competitive.

Local Paid Internships—There are two; both pay a stipend of $2000 for the semester and require 10-16 hours per week in the local office of a legislator.  Credits will vary according in part to the student’s choice.  Students should have completed 30 credits and have a 3.0 average. Etrinternship.org has application forms and further information.  Fairly competitive.

The Women’s Caucus Public Leadership Program places students in the local offices of women who are members of the New York City Council, the New York State Legislature, or the United States Congress.  Fall semester.

The Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Caucus Program places students in the local offices of members of the New York State Legislature who are also members of this Caucus.  Spring semester.

Contact Professor Michael Krasner,  with any questions.