Internship and Research Opportunities
The Public Service Internship Program
The Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the Center for Public Service (http://tulane.edu/cps/), sponsors supervised public service internships for undergraduate majors. Through this program, students earn 3 political science credits and complete their second tier public service graduation requirement.
The Department believes that active engagement in an essential aspect of civic and political education. The object of a supervised public service internship is to help students find opportunities for such engagement and to help them put their experiences in a structured context. It seeks to teach a useful skill – to combine activism with analysis, involvement with understanding.
Students are welcome to find internship opportunities on their own, subject to the approval of the Center for Public Service. Others can use the services of the Center for Public Service, which maintains a list of available internship sites and can also help locate additional sites related to the student's area of special interest. You may browse possible internship opportunities by visiting the Center for Public Service Website.
The Public Service Internship Program is open to junior and senior political science majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Interns are required to complete 60 hours of unpaid service at an approved site and attend a weekly academic seminar concurrently with their internship. Students may receive credit for one internship only.
Please note: You may not receive credit for a internship retroactively. You must enroll in the academic seminar at the same time as your internship. Summer interns will complete the seminar online.
Please note that an internship (POLS 4560) will not count as one of your two required 4000 level courses.
To apply for the internship program, please visit the CPS website to complete the online application. (http://tulane.edu/cps/students/internships/forms.cfm). Applications for spring semester internships are due in December; summer interns must apply by May; and fall interns must apply by August. (See website listed above for exact dates.)
For more information, please contact:
Internship Senior Program Coordinator
Center for Public Service
102A Alcee Fortier
Dr. Myriam Huet
Program Manager for Internships
Center for Public Service
102D Alcee Fortier
Dr. Casey Love, Professor of Practice
Departmental Internship Coordinator
307 Norman Mayer Building
Tulane University, Political Science Dept, 316 Norman Mayer Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5166 email@example.com