Internship Programs

Washington D.C. Internship Program
The Washington D.C. Internship Program offers qualified advanced students, regardless of concentration, the opportunity to intern and study in Washington, D.C., and earn a full semester of course credit. Placements are available with members of Congress, the executive branch, interest groups, environmental organizations, education and trade associations, news agencies, embassies, and others throughout the District. Many prelaw placements are available as well. Housing in fully furnished apartments is included in the program cost. All students enroll in one internship course and three courses from a variety of electives listed on the Study Abroad website.

London Internship Program
The London Internship Program is an established program combining full-time internships with academic coursework. All students enroll in one internship course, a core course determined by their internship track, and two courses from a variety of electives listed on the Study Abroad website.

Paris Internship Program
The Paris Internship Program combines intensive language study and liberal arts courses with the internship experience. All students enroll in one internship course and two-three courses from a variety of electives listed on the Study Abroad website.

Sydney Internship Program
The Sydney Internship program combines coursework at the BU Sydney Center with professional work experience in or near Sydney. All students enroll in one internship course, a required course on Australian Culture & Society and two courses from a variety of electives listed on the Study Abroad website.

Internships in the Boston Area
Political Science majors are invited by many organizations, political and legal offices, and interest groups located in the Boston area to experience internship opportunities. Information on these opportunities is available at the Political Science Department, 232 Bay State Road, in the hall outside Room 206. Credit for the internship itself is not given, though a student may choose to use the internship as a springboard toward the completion of a directed study with a professor in the same area of interest.

For more information on internships, you can contact the department’s undergraduate advisor or visit the Center for Career Development.