Internship Program

Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the economics faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. The department sponsors both full- and part-time internships in industry, banks, 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 economics. 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 economics should contact their individual academic advisers.

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Special Programs

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 Eric Singer, Ph.D., chair of the Political Science and International Relations Department, sponsors a variety of activities designed to facilitate student involvement in governmental and political affairs in the Baltimore-Washington region.

Foremost among these activities is an extensive internship program that places students in settings ranging from local, state, or federal courts to the office of the state's attorney, the U.S. Congress, the Maryland state legislature, the Baltimore City Council and Mayor's Office, and Baltimore County government offices. In addition, students have been placed in local, state, and federal agencies and in lobbying and public interest groups. The Hughes Center also helps Goucher students secure resources to attend conferences at other institutions.

Through a competitive process, the center annually awards stipends and travel expenses for student internships. The center also sponsors conferences and speakers series to bring diverse political figures to the campus.

Student Work Opportunities

To find on-campus employment especially suitable for political science students, please visit the Career Development Office.