You learn a lot in school about the world but it's a whole new ballgame when you have to go out into the world to find a job in government or politics. Give yourself an edge over your work competition by experiencing a political science or government internship. Internships equip you with the tools and on-the-job training you can use to land your dream job in local, national, international government, or in various areas on education.

Summer internships, in particular, are a good way to get your head out of the books and learn how government houses and politicians themselves work to create the laws that govern our country. Interns get to engage with legislative bodies, political staffers and other individuals that share common political goals. Interns also are often given the opportunity to demonstrate specific skills or focus their personal interests on a specific political project. These experiences give you extremely valuable insight into how governments may work, how laws are formulates and how you can tap into your potential. Internship programs for political science and government are offered in most large cities and towns throughout the United States, with obvious focus around State Capitals and Washington D.C.

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