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Various Internships are available to students of Political Science:

Two student interns with the Indiana House of Representatives.Internship with Attorneys

To qualify for the program, prospective intern must:

The student must enroll in Political Science 496, Research in Political Science, and meet the requirements for that course specified by the instructor.

Interns will usually receive a stipend applicable toward tuition for the internship course (3 hours) and other incidental expenses (e.g. transportation) connected with the internship. The amount of the stipend is not a standard fee and will vary from employer to employer.

Application and Guidelines

Several formats are offered for your convenience:

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Legislative Internship 

Legislative Internship Information TableJuniors or seniors may receive academic credit for a legislative internship in either the state Senate or state House of Representatives. The principle requirements for an internship are listed below. 

(1) Be accepted as a legislative intern by one of the party caucuses in the state Senate or the state House of Representatives. 

(2) While in Indianapolis, attend a speaker series sponsored by several Indiana Universities. 

(3) Enroll in POLS497 Legislative Internship. Students will need the permission of the instructor to enroll in the course. Depending on the amount of work required, students will earn between three and six credit hours in political science that can be counted toward the elective requirement in the political science major and toward the 39 hours of upper level course work required of all graduates. Under the supervision of the instructor for the course, students will work independently on academic assignments related to the legislative process.

(4) Students who desire to take nine credit hours during the semester they are an intern may enroll in one of several internship courses in the Communications Department (ADV 498, CPT 498, JRN 498, PRL 498, RTV 498, and CMST 498).

(5) Student interns seeking more than nine credits may register for Distance Education courses offered by USI. Students may also elect to enroll in Distance Education courses offered by other institutions with a view to transferring them to USI.