A major in Political Science is a gateway to many fields. Careers in local, state, or federal government, law, politics, international affairs, the business or nonprofit sector, media, and education all benefit from a background in Political Science.
TN Legislative Internship Program
Apply to Intern for the 2024 Tennessee General Assembly
Interns will be assigned to work in legislative leadership offices and committees from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, January through April.* Duties will vary from office to office, but may include bill analysis, constituent work, computer and library research, and general office work. Interns are paid a weekly stipend and receive course credit for their time. Applicants for the Tennessee Legislative Internship Program must be registered to vote and be enrolled as juniors, seniors, graduate students in degree programs in political science, law, history, administration, social work, economics, sociology, journalism, or related fields. Applicants should also have at least a 3.0 GPA. *Note the appointment period is not concurrent with the semester calendar, and school holidays such as spring break are not observed by the General Assembly.
London Summer Program
The Department of Political Science is part of a five week, six credit hour program examining the British Political System and British Political Culture (with the option of an additional five week, three credit hour internship in London). Students spend mornings in class and then undertake excursions to sites of historical and political relevance and/or have meetings with representatives of political parties.