Internships (and other opportunities)

Internships provide excellent practical experience that potential employers appreciate; they often help people select a future career. Internships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students, and students should select them with the help of their mentors.

The department offers a variety of internship courses. Interns may work in the offices of elected officials, at all levels from local to federal. During election years they may work on campaigns, or they may work in legislative offices. International internships are available, as are internships focused on legal work or women leaders.  Not-for-profits can be very good opportunities.   Most are unpaid.  These listings are truncated -- an internet search may tell you more.   The department does not endorse any opportunities listed -- we are simply listing them for your convenience.  Use some of your research skills and check them out!

Also look at information from SLU's Office of Post-Baccalaureate Scholarships and Fellowships under "Other Opportunities".  It can help with scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities both after and before graduation.  If you are unsure about your career plans, contact Brian Lawrence in the Career Development Office at  Brian can help you figure out opportunities that combine well with your abilities and interests.

You may seek internships on your own, but always notify your faculty mentor by beginning of second week of the semester if you have arranged an internship for course credit.  When you register, be sure to check the course instructor for your section and the number of credit hours -- 3 hours is standard.  Failure to keep in regular contact with your SLU mentor indicates a degree of unprofessional conduct, and can be reflected in your grade.

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Strikwerda  314-977-4238
McGannon Hall, Room 134, 3750 Lindell Blvd.
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