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Political Science Internships

Political Science Career Paths & the Major's Requirements

Knowledge & Choices provide you to build your career with Political Science training and a degree for unlimited types of jobs and contributions to community, country, the world…

Public Service for government/policymaking careers at local, statewide, national, and international levels.

International Organization careers at the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, Interpol, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, etc.

Public and Private Sector bridge building by advising, consulting, and contracting for Non-Governmental Organizations and Multinational Corporations -- and connecting to government policymaking and academia.

Key Political Science Leadership Skill Sets learned at Fitchburg State for interning:

  • Working in teams and learning to delegate authority for crisis management;
  • Strategizing with experiential learning via simulations, case studies, and role-playing;
  • Understanding trends using evidence to prepare effective: research and analysis.

Internship Requirements for Political Science (Minimum of 3 Political Science Credits -- & up to 12 credits):

  • Complete minimum of 60 credits prior to internship (at least 12 credits at Fitchburg State);
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA prior to registration & internship placement;
  • Avoid conflict of interest at internship (examples: supervision by student’s family member, internships in existing job);
  • Distinguish potential job from internship by tasks outside normal job duties;
  • Ability to intern for more than 3 credit hours during a semester (up to 12 credit hours of Political Science credit – more than 12 credit hours can then be taken as Free Electives);
  • Opportunities to intern more than once in different semesters before graduation.

Political Science Internship Coordinator:

Dr. Joshua Spero, Professor of Political Science

Internship Placements for Previous Interns

(Please note that other internship sites can be arranged):

  • Office of U.S. Senator Edward Markey (Boston) – competitive
  • Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (Boston) -- competitive
  • Office of U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (Lowell) – competitive
  • Office of U.S. Congressman James McGovern (Leominster) – competitive
  • Office of the State Senator (Worcester and Middlesex District)
  • Office of the State Representative for Fitchburg  and State Representative for Leominster (other MA State Representative offices)
  • Office of the Mayor of Fitchburg
  • City Solicitor of Fitchburg
  • City Commissions of Fitchburg
  • United Partners of Fitchburg
  • Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (Leominster-Fitchburg)
  • Fitchburg City Council
  • MASSPIRG -- on-campus or off-campus
  • Malden Courthouse
  • Worcester Courthouse
  • Massachusetts Environmental Police (Westborough)
  • Worcester Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center
  • Boyle & Carbone Law Partners (Fitchburg)
  • Pusateri Law Partners (Fitchburg)
  • Pawlak & Higgins Law Partners (Fitchburg)