Department of Political Science

Internships in Political Science

The department actively encourages students of political science to pursue an internship in an applied political setting such as a local, state, or federal government department, a law office, or a political campaigns. Practical political experience allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the political world studied in class, and provides an opportunity for students to build a substantive work history. Academic credit is available for participation in an approved internship.

Interns have been placed recently with the following employers:

  • Presidential campaign of Barack Obama
  • Presidential campaign of Mitt Romney
  • White House (George W. Bush administration)
  • Office of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
  • Office of U.S. Senator Kay Hagan
  • Office of U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones
  • Republican National Committee
  • Pitt County Republican Party
  • Pitt County Democratic Party
  • District Attorney's Office of Pitt County
  • North Carolina Army National Guard
  • North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

    For information about internship opportunities, please review the opportunities below:

  • The White House
  • The U.S. State Department
  • The Central Intelligence Agency
  • The Capital Semester
  • The Washington Center
  • The North Carolina General Assembly
  • The North Carolina Department of Administration
  • The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

  • Dept. of Political Science, Brewster A-124S, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858