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Political Science


Students in political science often complete internships as a means of extending their classroom learning, building foundations for professional careers and establishing networks that serve as a platform for entry into public affairs. Internship also can be used to meet major requirements and as electives in the major. Students generally arrange for their own placements but can do so with assistance from departmental faculty. Internships in political science have included placement at the following sites:

  • Office of Charlie Dent, Representative, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Office of Judge Stuart Minkowitz, Superior Court, Morris County, NJ
  • Office of Judge Emil Giordano, Court of Common Pleas, Northampton Country, PA
  • Office of Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Boscola
  • Office of Pennsylvania State Representative Joseph Brennan
  • Office of Pennsylvania State Senator Patrick Browne
  • Office of Pennsylvania State Representative Steve Samuelson
  • Children’s Coalition of the Lehigh Valley
  • Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
  • Government Relations Office, Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • John Callahan Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Lehigh County Department of Economic Development
  • Lehigh County Committee of Concern (LEPOCO) (Peace and Justice Advocacy)
  • Lehigh Valley Renew (regional planning) - Lehigh County Wildlands Conservancy