University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Opportunities for Research/Internship/Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement

Internships

The Department offers its students credit for internship experiences that have some relevance to government or the political process. Students have secured a variety of internships in local and state government, in Washington, D.C., and in a variety of non-profit organizations. For more detailed information, click here.

Integrated Social Science Program

The Department participates in the College's Integrated Social Science Program (ISSP). The program is designed to present 30 first-year students with the opportunity to understand major social problems and efforts to solve them. Students work closely with faculty members from a variety of social science disciplines.

Independent Study with Faculty Members

The Department offers its students the opportunity for independent study, to work directly with faculty members and earn academic credit. Students can design their own courses in areas not covered by courses currently offered. Students also can work directly with faculty members on various research projects.

Research Funding: Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement (APLE)

One way to support undergraduate student research with funding is through the Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement (APLE) program in the College of Arts and Sciences. APLE funds research and creative projects undertaken by students in the College of Arts and Sciences on a competitive basis. Two kinds of funding are available: APLE Summer Stipends and APLE Awards. Learn more about the funding requirements, deadlines, and the application process.

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