The department actively encourages students of political science to pursue an internship in an applied political setting such as a local, state, or federal government department, a law office, or a political campaign.

Practical political experience allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the political world studied in class, and provides an opportunity for students to build a substantive work history. Academic credit is available for participation in an approved internship.

Interns have been placed recently with the following employers:

  • White House (George W. Bush administration)
  • Office of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
  • Office of U.S. Senator Kay Hagan
  • Office of U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones
  • Republican National Committee
  • Pitt County Republican Party
  • Pitt County Democratic Party
  • District Attorney’s Office of Pitt County
  • North Carolina Army National Guard
  • North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
  • Office of U.S. Representative David Price
  • Irons and Irons Law Firm
  • Ricci Law Firm
  • Advocacy and Management Group
  • Judge David Brantley
  • Mercatus Center
  • Federal, state, local and campus law enforcement agencies

For information about internship opportunities, please review the opportunities below:

FAQ: Undergraduate Internship Information & Requirements