Chapter 5: Preparing Students for Internships

Published: Nov 5, 2021
Contributor: Dick Simpson

Scott Braam
Myron Winston

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

Preparing political science students for a successful internship experience involves helping them find an appropriate internship placement, assessing their goals, clarifying expectations, and providing a forum for discussion and reflection that allows them to anticipate issues that could develop during their work experience. A successful internship does not occur by accident. Success requires intentionality and planning on the part of the faculty and flexibility on the part of the student.

Keywords: Internships, Preparing, Field Experience, Internships Courses

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