Montana State University

Department of Political Science

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172240
Bozeman, MT 59717-2240

Tel: (406) 994-4141
Fax: (406) 994-6692
Location: 2-143 Wilson Hall

Department Head

Linda Young
lmyoung@montana.edu



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Internships in Political Science

   
 
 
Ashley Boland works at the Montana State capitol in Helena, Montana

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, D..C with the Washington Center or on U.S. Senator Max Baucus’ Senate Committee on Finance. 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 (www.finance.senate.gov)
The Office of U.S. Senator Max Baucus
The Office of U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg
The Fund for American Studies
Institute for Humane Studies – George Mason University (www.TheIHS.org/policy)
The Washington Center – Domestic and International programs (www.twc.edu)
The Student Conservation Association (www.thesca.org/internships)

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.

Contact Betsy Anderson (406-994-4141 or banderson@montana.edu) if you are interested in receiving credit for your Internship. We require students at a Junior standing or above and with a GPA of 2.5 or above; exceptions are at the discretion of our internship coordinator, Prof. Paul Lachapelle.