Chapter 9: Community Colleges and Internships in Political Science: Challenges and Opportunities

Published: Nov 5, 2021
Contributor: Bobbi Gentry

Christina Sciabarra

License: CC BY NC ND 4.0 license – Allows redistribution but no additions or revisions to content. Forbids commercial use.

This chapter reviews opportunities and challenges associated with community college student internships and outlines steps for building and maintaining internship opportunities. Using data from a national survey of internship practices in US colleges and universities, we examine how students are served by internships and identify the kinds of resources that are needed to support community college student internships compared to four-year programs. Finally, we offer practical advice and recommendations for establishing and expanding internship opportunities on a community college campus.

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