Internships & jobs

Politics Department Internships

The Ithaca College Politics Department attempts to serve its students by providing a broad, interesting, and rigorous academic program. Part of our mission is also to offer opportunities for our students to participate experientially in various spheres of political life. Thus, as a department, we try to encourage students to move away from the sometimes too comfortable surroundings of South Hill and into nearby local communities. We are fortunate to live in an area that is rich with public and non-profit organizations that provide all kinds of services to the citizens of Tompkins County. Thus, students have a numerous options for receiving academic credit for local internships. This academic credit can be applied toward completion of both a Politics major, including the Concentration in International Studies, as well as the Politics minor and the International Politics minor.

The Politics Department also likes to encourage students to move beyond the confines of the local community to pursue internship opportunities. The Assembly of the State of New York offers one of the most comprehensive and well-respected internship programs in the United States. Assembly Internships involve a semester's long commitment in Albany. They are competitive and also paid. Students apply for the internships early in the fall semester for participation in the spring. For information about these internships, contact Prof. Don Beachler [] or visit the Assembly's Internship Webpage.

Politics internships are not limited to these venues, however. Our students have done internships around the country and around the world.

For more information about for-credit Politics internships, contact Prof. Don Beachler [].

NY State Capitol building, Albany