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While there is no guarantee of an internship, the department works closely with students to find such opportunities and usually can provide academic credit for the internship. To learn more about internship opportunities, you can also contact The Center for Career and Professional Development.
Political science majors also volunteer for a number of community service projects including work for Habitat for Humanity and programs to help feed the homeless.
When Deyla Curtis spent the summer interning at the U.N. in Geneva, she got to see firsthand how that international body worked. It was an exciting capstone to her four years immersed in politics and humanitarian issues with Whittier College's Model U.N. chapter.
Arranged by Professor Mike McBride, students intern at the U.N., attending committee meetings and working on documents that impact people around the world.
In a highly competitive presidential election year, three students had the opportunity of a lifetime to experience democracy first-hand at the 2016 national political conventions. One of the students, Carly Stevens, even interned with The Daily Show while attending.
Their opportunities were possible through the Nixon Fellowship Program, which is designed to prepare exceptional students for informed citizenship and service through internships, scholarship, and research opportunities that echo Nixon's successful legacy in domestic and foreign policy.