By participating in the Public Affairs Internship, students gain valuable hands-on work and leadership training, plus a unique look at work life.

Each placement is tailored to the interests of the student and is designed to complement their curriculum. The Public Affairs Internship is also a good way to build a list of references and recommendations for law school, graduate school, or future employment.

It's easy to apply and once accepted our office will work with you to find an internship that matches your interests and career goals. Internships are available during fall, winter, and spring/summer semesters. Interns earn six hours of upper level political science credit upon successful completion of the program. Three credit hours are for your work experience. The other three credit hours are upon successful completion of the Internship Seminar class which is offered in the Fall, Winter and Summer.


Dr. Nancy Kursman
2152 Social Sciences Building (SSB)

Patty Raredon
2148 SSB

Winter 2019 Speaker Series

Mondays at 2:00pm-3:30pm in 2175 SSB 

February 18: MI Representative Abdullah Hammoud, 15th District, UM-Dearborn Alum

March 18: Maley Ward, Special Projects Manager at Global Ties

April 1: Wojciech Zolnowski, Executive Director at International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc 

April 8: The Honorable Annette Berry, Judge -- 3rd Circuit Court, UM-Dearborn Alum

Public Affairs Internship

Social Sciences Building
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