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



The Program selects interns from a well qualified applicant pool that includes students from any major offered on the CSUN campus. Interns bring a wide range of backgrounds, talents, and experiences to the Program. Competition is keen. Only juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. In general, interns should possess the following qualities:

1. Good intellectual development is important, including the ability to think clearly, write coherently, and speak articulately. A GPA of approximately 3.0 is required. Some basic knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights is useful;

2. Good judgment, maturity, discretion, self-sustaining motivation and initiative, and the willingness to follow the rules of the court;

3. Ability to work closely with others, including fellow interns and the judges and their staffs.