Types of Work Placements
Political Science students will benefit from an experiential learning placement in government and/or with voluntary organizations, political parties, unions or other institutions involved in public affairs. The Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador are expected to be the biggest sources of employment. Municipal organizations and not-for-profits may qualify for Advancing Non-profit and Voluntary Investments in Learning (ANVIL) funding via the provincial government to facilitate placement opportunities.
Since May 2001, the Department of Political Science has successfully secured part-time placements for students enrolled in its undergraduate internship course, and since 2009 the Division of Co-operative Education has coordinated full-time work placements for political science graduate students. Click below to see examples of such placements which may be indicative of the types of placements available for a Political Science co-op work term.