The Political Science Department has formed relationships with individuals and organizations that offer internship opportunities to students who are interested in getting practical experience outside of the classroom. Internships give students a chance to apply what they've learned in the classroom, gain knowledge that can't be found in a textbook and make connections that help them find employment following graduation. Students should talk with their adviser about internship opportunities offered by organizations in the area, Lansing, and Washington, D.C.  

For students seeking credit for an internship, the Department requires 37.5 hours of documented work for each credit earned. 


Learn about Internships

Why NMU Interns?

Legal and Liability Concerns

Developing an Internship Program

Forms to Download


For more information, contact Dr. Carter Wilson at or call (906) 227-1502.