Political Science Internships

CCBC provides academic credit for knowledge and skills learned on the job in the areas of politics and government.

The student is familiarized with the practical workings of government institutions. The student keeps a journal of their experiences to demonstrate their understanding of the experience. This requires a 90 work hour commitment. Students work with the Internship Coordinator, who monitors student’s progress.

Students intern in the offices of elected officials or organizations that work with governmental organizations. An integral part of the Political Science curriculum is the opportunity for students to participate in an internship.

Application Instructions

  • A one-page application letter. This letter should explain your interest in a Political Science internship and your goals during the internship.
  • At least 1 letter of recommendation from faculty.
  • Your resume.
  • A current copy of your unofficial transcript.
  • Attend an internship orientation workshop session 
  • You will be required to work at your internship site for at least 90 credit hours, to attend 4 internship meetings and to complete all academic work associated with the internship. You are also responsible for arranging your own schedule and transportation to your internship site. 
Completed applications should be sent to John Dedie, Assistant Professor, Coordinator Political Science at jdedie@ccbcmd.edu or mailed to his attention.

Internship Policies

The CCBC Political Science Department's internship programs combine academic study with practical work experience. The Political Science Internship Program places selected students with local and state, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. legislators, members of Congress, political parties, interest groups, think tanks, lobbyists

  • Most internships and courses occur during the spring semester. 
  • Students receive credit for course work as POLS 273. 
  • Students from all majors with GPAs of 2.75 and higher are eligible. 
  • Interested students must apply and be formally accepted into the program.

Grading procedures for internship

  • Documentation of a minimum of 90 work hours at the placement site, signed by the office administrator/supervisor
  • Supervisor’s final evaluation
  • Internship journal
  • Related departmental assignments including student project (as applicable) and scheduled meetings with department supervisor

Internship Opportunities

The CCBC Political Science Department offers internship opportunities at a variety of places. Examples include: