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Internships & Careers

Internships
Marymount Politics majors can choose from hundreds of government agencies, law offices, trade associations, and lobbyist firms for internship opportunities. Many are a short subway or bus ride away from campus.

Here are some locations where MU Politics students have interned:
 
  • World Bank – student worked on country procurement assessment reports
  • State Department – student worked with Youth Leadership Program and Youth Exchange Student (YES) program
  • Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) – student did research on election in El Salvador
  • The Office of  Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee
  • The Office of Congressman Jim Moran from Virginia
  • The Susan B. Anthony List, a lobbyist group
  • Bearing Point, a private government contractor – student worked on streamlining the process for processing immigrant application for residency and citizen status for Immigration Offices
You also have the option to study and intern abroad. Marymount’s Center for Global Education can help facilitate your research to identify the location and opportunity that fits your educational and professional goals.

As you consider Politics as a major area of study and think about internship options, you may find these links helpful.

Careers
Depending upon the electives you choose and possible graduate school studies, you will be prepared for a job as a
 
  • Campaign worker
  • Public policy specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative assistant
  • Educator/researcher
Marymount’s Center for Career Services can help you prepare for your internship and job search, polish your résumé, and practice your interviewing skills. Grad school bound? Marymount’s DISCOVER Center is available to help you with tips on applying for and thriving in your graduate-study pursuits.