The internship program is designed to provide opportunities for students to gain experience and practical knowledge about politics, public administration and political communication.

Students interested in internships should set up an appointment with Dr. Jayme Renfro, the department’s Internship Coordinator. Intern assignments are made after consultations among the intern, the prospective employer and the Intern Coordinator. 

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UNI Political Science and Public Administration students have recently interned in many different places:

  • Congressional Offices 
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Iowa General Assembly
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • County Attorney
  • Economic Development Agencies
  • Public Defender
  • ‌Regional Councils of Government
  • City Government
  • United Way
  • Personnel Depts. (Private & Public Sectors)
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Attorney General, State of Iowa
  • League of Women Voters
  • Iowa Civil Liberties Union
  • Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
  • Hospital Administration
  • Airport Commissions
  • Mayor's Office