Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Internship Program in
Political Science

For an insider's experience of politics or government, whether in an international, domestic, or local setting, consider the Baruch Internship Program in Political Science (POL 5452).

Picture yourself in any one of our exciting range of placements: observing foreign policy debates at the Council on Foreign Relations; mediating commercial disputes at the Department of Consumer Affairs; assisting with the investment of City pension funds in the Bureau of Asset Management or reviewing corporate tax returns in the Office of Tax Policy; exploring the criminal justice system in the D.A.'s office or defending women's rights at NOW; or doing casework for your Senator, Congressperson, or City Council member.

These are just a few of the many internship positions available. Our placements can be custom-tailored to fit your interests. Or let us suggest some new directions for you to explore.

INTERESTED? GOOD...LET'S GET SPECIFIC AND ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS.

  • APART FROM ITS EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS, WHAT'S SO GOOD ABOUT AN INTERNSHIP?

    An internship gives you the opportunity to sample various career options. Sometimes, internships lead to jobs.

    Internships provide the diversified work experience so valued by prospective employers. They look great on your resume.

    Internships are fascinating. Many students find them the most interesting experience of their college years.

  • WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME?

    You will be expected to work 8-10 hours a week at your placement. The time will be arranged at the mutual convenience of your placement supervisor and you. You will keep a written account of your internship experiences, periodically meet with your Baruch supervisor, and attend a monthly seminar program featuring prominent speakers.

  • HOW MANY CREDITS WILL I RECEIVE?

    You'll receive 3 credits, and can take the course up to two times (varying the internship) for a total of 6 credits.

    You must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in good standing.

  • WHEN IS IT OFFERED?

    Internships are offered every Fall and Spring semester, but not in the Summer.

  • I'M CONVINCED! HOW DO I SIGN UP?

    Register for POL 5452 (Field Work in Government), and come in to see Professor Susan Tenenbaum the first week of the new semester to discuss and arrange your placement. Prof. Tenenbaum's office is Room 5-283 in the Vertical Campus.

  • I'M INTERESTED, BUT WANT TO TALK FURTHER. WHOM DO I CONTACT?

    Professor Susan Tenenbaum, Department of Political Science, Room 5-283, Vertical Campus. Tel. (646) 312-4420.
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