The Undergraduate Internship Program at the Schar School of Policy and Government provides an opportunity for students to gain professional experience and skills that will complement their academic program and enhance their career opportunities. Whether you are interested in public policy, law, international relations, or business and political communications, the Schar School can help connect you with countless companies and organizations that will broaden your skills, deepen your expertise, and help you build a meaningful professional network.
Past internships have included:
- American Association for University Women
- Association for Women in Science
- Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs
- Association of the US Navy
- Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center
- Democratic National Committee
- Emily’s List
- Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Fund for Global Human Rights
- Kincheloe & Schneiderman Firm
- Lake Research Partners
- National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism
- National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
- Paracha Firm
- Partnership for Public Service
- Republican National Committee
- Sister Cities International
- Space Foundation
- U.S. Congress
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Senate
- U.S. White House
- Voice of America
- Vote Latino
- Washington Premier Group
HOW TO ENROLL
Mason undergraduate students may enroll in the course GOVT 480 to receive internship credit. This course is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have completed the majority of required GOVT introductory courses (100 level courses) or other appropriate introductory coursework for their major or minor. Students must be in good academic standing. Please note that in order to earn academic credit, students must pay tuition for this course. GOVT 480 is offered during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters.
Application Deadline: The earlier you plan ahead, the better, but the final deadline to apply for the internship course is the last day of the "Add/Drop" period of each semester.
Ready to gain hands-on experience with a professional internship? Contact Dr. Ann Ludwick, the undergraduate internship faculty advisor to set up an advising appointment.