Internship Program

Interested in conducting a public affairs internship for academic credit? You've come to the right place. After reviewing these on-line materials, please come to one of the weekly internship program meetings held during the fall and spring semesters.On this page, you will find information on different subjects. Click on the appropriate link to view the materials of greatest interest to you:  

Note: If you wish to do an internship for credit, you must file an internship application with the department internship coordinator and register for the appropriate class before you do the internship.

Tips for Identifying & Obtaining Internships

Visit these Internship Web Sites for some placement ideas.

Recent Washington Semester Internships may also give you some ideas.

Reasonable Expectations concerning internships.

Also visit JMU's Office of Career Services to see what they can do to help you.

Undergraduate Internships

Undergraduate Forms

These may be printed out. Each is two pages so make sure that you print both pages. Forms may also be obtained in the Political Science Department Office (Miller 2120).  

The Internship Application form must be read, completed, signed and given to faculty internship coordinator before beginning the internship.

Internship Application

Internship Training Agreement

Student's Evaluation of Internship

Provider's Evaluation of Intern
(Note to internship providers: Most intern evaluations are now done through an online survey that you will receive by email. Please use this form only if your interns or their instructors specifically ask you to use it.)

Graduate Internships

For more information on graduate internships, please go to http://www.jmu.edu/mpa/internships.shtml.