POLITICAL SCIENCE RELATED LINKS
The American Political Science Association: Networking a World of Scholars
Provides information that is meant to promote the importance of politics and government, giving an overview of what Political Science entails. This site especially emphasizes the importance of teaching and education.
Pi Sigma Alpha: The National Honor Society in Political Science
This is an honor society for college students of Political Science and government in the United States. The purpose of this site is to bring together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics, and also to stimulate scholarship and interest in Political Science.
OCCUPATION/ MAJOR EXPLORATION
KSU: What Can I do with a Major in…?
Gives an overview of the aspects involved in Political Science and provides a list of jobs that can be obtained by those with a degree in this discipline. Information such as training, wage and qualifications accompany these job options.
MU: Careers with a Major in Political Science
Provides students with in-depth information on the skill benefits of being a Political Science major and the careers that can be obtained with a degree earned in this discipline. Possible careers are broken up into categories, such as business, law and education.
U of A: Political Science & Government, What can I do with this degree?
Contains a list of job options for Political Science majors, along with employers and strategies for obtaining those positions.
Offers information on what a Master’s degree in Political Science entails. This site also provides a search for viewers to find more information on different degree levels, careers and schools.
GU: Advice on Applying to Graduate Programs in Political Science and International Relations
For Political Science majors interested in pursuing graduate school, this site offers useful advice on the application process.
Florida State's Summer Pre-Law Program
This intensive 4-week program (May-June) provides an inside look at law school and the legal profession. Applications accepted October-March. $500 stipend and room and board provided. There are no fees for the program, though participants must cover transportation to and from Florida.
EMPLOYMENT/ INTERNSHIP RESOURCES
City of Baltimore Mayoral Fellowships
These highly competitive Summer fellowships provide a great opportunity for students to gain experience in public policy and municipal management.
Democratic Gain: Job Board-Search for Openings
For those interested in obtaining a Democratic and political progressive job, this site will be helpful in finding position openings.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Jobs at the DCCC
Job postings are provided here for the DCCC and viewers are also able to post their resume to the site’s Talent Bank.
George Washington University Semester in Washington (GW-SIW)
At GW-SIW, students take two courses in applied politics while living and interning at GW in the heart of DC. GW-SIW is of enormous value to those who ultimately wish to work on Capitol Hill. The special SMCM application can be downloaded here, and should be returned to the SMCM CDC by November 1 for the Spring program and March 1 for the Summer program.
This free job search site provides a listing of available positions for those interested in the public sector. Each job is accompanied by a detailed description of what it entails, such as qualifications and responsibilities.
Internships at Maryland State Agencies
On this page you will find information about specific internships. You may also find internship information on the web pages of specific state agencies (see list here). A Google search for "Maryland State Internships," Maryland Government Internships," etc. can also be helpful. See also the State and Local Government links at the bottom of our government employment page.
Maryland Governor's Summer Internship Program
The GSIP introduces students to the unique challenges and rewards of working within Maryland State Government.
MD General Assembly Legislative Intern Program
Each Spring up to 100 interns serve part- to full-time (Tuesday and Thursday at a minimum) at the Maryland General Assembly. 3.0 GPA and Junior/Senior standing required. Travel stipend of up to $1000 provided. More information is provided on this website. PDF application available here. Due date is November 1, 2009.
This site provides a search for those seeking a job in the nonprofit sector.
Republican National Committee: Internship Program for Undergraduate Students
For students seeking internships, this site provides information on how to obtain an internship with the Republican National Committee.
SMCM: Career Development Center, Government Employment & Internships
Useful links, such as studentjobs.gov and USAjobs.gov, are provided on this site that assist students in finding internships and other employment within the Federal Government.
SMCM Center for the Study of Democracy ~ William Donald Schaefer Internship Program
The Center for the Study of Democracy currently offers St. Mary's College students three separate, paid internship opportunities every year.
The Brad Traverse Group
Provides a job search for individuals seeking careers in the Federal Government. All of these jobs are located in the Washington-Baltimore metro area and can be searched for by preferred job type, such as legal, administrative and communications/P.R.
Tom Manatos Job list
"THE" list for people looking for Capitol Hill and DC area jobs and internships. Most jobs lean toward the Progressive/Democratic side.
United States House of Representatives: Vacancy Announcements
This site offers a listing of regularly updated position openings in the House of Representatives. Along with each job posting, a summary and explanation of responsibilities are provided.
United States Senate: Senate Employment Bulletin
Job seekers will be able to view positions available in the United States Senate through this link. Each job posting is accompanied by a detailed description of what the position entails.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Internships
Provides information on internships available with the Woodrow Wilson Center that involve examining issues of contemporary public policy. The positions that are open are described as research assistants and program/staff interns.
State Department Internships
An opportunity to connect with the global community, gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and most of all, acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world.
An opportunity to enhance your skills in a job assignment that is related to your major while learning about the fascinating world of high-tech intelligence gathering.
Brookings Institution Internships
A prominent research organization and is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a diverse workplace. Provides intern with opportunities to grow professionally and personally.
International educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries."
National Association of Counties
Represents county governments in the United States and provides services to the counties. The purpose of this site is to create a deeper understanding of county government and can also be explored for other employment options.
The resources provided on this page are intended for informational purposes only. They do not reflect any association with or endorsement by SMCM or the CDC.