Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

  • President Harrison and CSUN DC Interns, 2013
  • A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis and Gov. Linda Lingle
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DC Internship

President Harrison with CSUN Interns in Washington, DC

The DC Internship Program is an opportunity to live, work, and learn in Washington, D.C. for the entire Spring semester while earning 15 units or for the entire Summer term while earning 6 units.  Students intern for members of Congress, agencies, advocacy organizations, and non-profits.  You will receive credit for your internship experience and there are classes in the evenings taught by faculty who will be there in D.C. with you.  The tuition for the program is exactly the same as your tuition at CSUN and financial aid applies just as it would if you were taking classes here at Northridge.  The program is open to ALL majors.

Additional financial support for students participating in the program is provided by the Instructionally-Related Activities Fund and by alumni and friends of the program.  Most students stay in housing that the program arranges and the cost for housing depends on how many roommates one has but a typical student pays about $3,500 for the entire Spring semester or about $2,500 for the entire Summer.

This is a great opportunity for professional development and to experience our nation’s capital.  The best way to get your career started after school is to participate in internships and field experiences while you’re in school.  And there is no better way to do that than to participate in the DC Internship Program.  About 30 students participate in the program each year and many of our former DC Interns now live and work in Washington, D.C.

For More Information:

If you have questions about the program, email Professor Becker at dcinterns@csun.edu.