Want to learn by doing?
Want to apply your knowledge on the job? Get career-related experience before you enter the workforce? You're in the right place. The Department of Political Science offers three dynamic programs for students to pursue practical job opportunities as part of their bachelors or masters degree. Develop a better understanding of the possible careers that await you on the other side of graduation by exploring our Co-op degree or our POSC 4600 internship course.
Undergraduate Political Science Co-op Degree
The Co-op degree program is designed for students interested in public policy and other fields related to political science. Students add three work terms (12 months full-time, paid) to their regular political science degree program. Admission is competitive and selective.
Undergraduate Internship Course
Political Science 4600 is an internship course designed for students to enhance their education with practical experience. This is a one-semester commitment of work experience (8hrs/week, unpaid) that earns regular 4000-level course credit hours.
"I highly recommend taking 4600, it is a great way to gain valuble work experience in a field of interest to you, and learn what employment opportunities are available upon completing a Political Science degree. It also allowed me to learn how to write a briefing note, as well as a cabinet submission, both of which are incredible assets to have when looking for future employment with the government or elsewhere." (Tess, former POSC 4600 student)