Garrett Lankford

Political Science majors at Montana State University are encouraged to participate in an internship experience during their undergraduate course work. The options are virtually limitless – some are formally established, such as working in Washington, DC with the Washington Center or on Montana’s U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative’s committees. Others may be tailored to a student’s specific area of interest, such as working in a law office or for a non-profit organization. During election years, the experience of working on a political campaign provides hands-on involvement in that exciting and dynamic aspect of the political process Internships can be undertaken during the regular academic year or during summers, at the discretion of the student and the sponsoring organization.

The Political Science department is committed to supporting student internship experiences by delegating a faculty internship advisor and maintaining information on a variety of public and private sector opportunities.

Here is a list of organizations who regularly recruit Montana State University Political Science majors for internships:

United States Senate Committee on Finance (
The Office of U.S. Senator (from Montana)
The Office of U.S. Representative (from Montana)
The Fund for American Studies
Institute for Humane Studies – George Mason University (
The Washington Center – Domestic and International programs (
     *Courses taken at the Washington Center will only transfer as internship credits, not course credits *
The Student Conservation Association (

Montana Women Vote
Montana INBRE Public Health Internships
Montana State Legislature

Bozeman City and County Offices

Please visit the Political Science Office for additional internship and contact information. Please direct all internship emails to for consideration. Any internship contracts or questions sent to any other email may not be addressed. 

Internship Materials:

  1. Internship Instructions
  2. Internship Learning Contract
  3. Internship Report #1 (docx)
  4. Internship Report #2 (docx)
  5. Internship Report #3 (docx)
  6. Internship Report #4 (docx)