University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Internship Requirements

Status: Junior or senior status at the time of the internship, Political Science major or minor

Nature of internship: The internship must be of political nature.

Course prerequisites: 4 core Political Science courses, 1 advanced Political Science course

Academic average: 2.5 in Political Science courses, 2.5 cumulative

Departmental approval: Approval of Prof. Peter VonDoepp 535 Old Mill, 656-4451 or 656-3050, Peter.VonDoepp

Applications: Application should be submitted as soon as student secures the internship and no later than the end of add/drop.

Faculty supervisor: It is the responsibility of the student pursing the internship to arrange with a faculty member of the Department of Political Science to serve as supervisor of the internship project. This must be done PRIOR to the submission of an internship application to Prof. VonDoepp.

Summer internships: A summer internship requires enrolling in POLS 192 during the summer session AND paying summer tuition.

Fall/spring internships: For the Fall semester enroll in POLS 191, Spring semester enroll in POLS 192

Pass/No pass: ALL Department of Political Science internships require enrollement on a Pass/No Pass basis, and will be graded on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Credit hours: Internships may be taken for 3 hours credit or for 6 hours credit

3 Credit hours: In order to earn 3 hours of internship credit, students must maintain a journal of the activities performed, and insights gained from the internship and work 10-15 hours per week on the job."

6 Credit hours: In order to earn 6 hours of internship credit, students must maintain a journal of the activities performed, and insights gained from the internship, produce a 10-15 page paper (topic subject to approval by the Faculty Supervisor chosen by the interning student), and work 15-20 hours per week on the job.

The requirements listed above are the minimum requirements; internship faculty may set additional requirements as they see fit.

Important:

Department of Political Science internships will not count toward the 30 credits required for the political science major or otherwise fulfill any of the requirements for the major.

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