Internships and Employment
The Political Science Department has information available on internship and career opportunities on our Facebook page. Joining is easy; confirm your email and you are ready to go!
You can also check out Lewis & Clark College’s resources at the Career Center.
Below are examples of internships that our students have completed along with what they had to say about their experiences:
Zane Dundon, Class of 2018 — UNITE HERE Local 8, Portland, OR
Rafael Swit — Senator Merkley, Washington D.C.
Sari Berger, Class of 2016 — Senator Feinstein, San Diego, California
“I really enjoyed my internship. I liked the people I worked with, and what I was doing. More often than not the work was interesting, and I was learning and doing new things most days. I gained skills needed to work in an office as well as communication skills. Part of the job was research, which gave me the opportunity to learn new things about unusual topics. As first person in line of contact for those who called the office, I got to interact with interesting people and learn about how people felt on the political issues of the day. There were some portions of the work that were low-end-of-totem-pole jobs, and if you cannot handle listening to people who fundamentally disagree with you this job is not a good fit, but overall I think it was a good position, and would recommend it.”