Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the political science faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. The department sponsors both full- and part-time internships in a variety of organizations and government agencies. Most internships are in the Baltimore-Washington area. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in political science. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in political science should contact their individual academic advisers.
Hughes Field Politics Center
Funded by an endowment made by the late Judge Sarah T. Hughes '17, the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center was originally founded in the early 1950s under a grant from the Maurice and Laura Falk Foundation. The center, directed by Mileah Kromer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Political Science and International Relations Department, sponsors a variety of activities designed to facilitate student involvement in governmental and political affairs.
The Hughes Center conducts the Goucher Poll, which surveys citizens across Maryland on the most important political, social, and economic issues of the day.
The center also sponsors a variety of programming to engage students in politics and public discourse.
Student Work Opportunities
To find on-campus employment especially suitable for political science students, please visit the Career Development Office.