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Internship: POLSC 298.01-06 (1-6 credits)

Students may take independent study internships only under the supervision of full-time members of the department. As a general rule, the students should have taken a prior course with this professor. Students must get the permission of a faculty supervisor before they can register.·Departmental permission will not be granted without explicit approval of the supervisor. Student should have their faculty supervisor sign the Internship Questionnaire and submit the completed form to the Political Science Department in HW1724.

Students may take an independent study, an honors course, and/or an internship more than once. No more than 6 credits of internship may be applied to the major in political science.

PolSc 222/223: Seminar in New York City Government

This university-wide program is designed to complement academic coursework in American government by combining rigorous study of New York State (POLSC 222) and New York City (POLSC 223) government with internships. Each semester up to 20 Hunter students are admitted to this program by enrolling in POLSC 223 and/or 222. Students are advised to have completed at least 60 overall credits and 12 to 15 political science credits with at least one course in the field in which they are interested in taking the internship. Students should have at least a 3.0 grade point average in political science before applying.

Interns spend eight to ten hours a week in agencies, political offices, or nor-for-profit groups working on administrative or research assignments related to urban affairs and services. They attend a weekly classroom seminar at Hunter and monthly meetings of the entire program at the Graduate School and University Center. Additional internship credits may be used as electives toward graduation. For further information, consult the Department of Political Science.