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 and Winter semesters.


Dr. Nancy Kursman
2152 Social Sciences Building (SSB)
(313) 593-5164

Patty Raredon
2148 SSB
(313) 593-5184

News and Events

Fall 2017 Speaker Series

2:00-3:30 p.m. in 2165 SSB

  • Shadad Atiya, Attorney, Atiya Law (Alum from UM- Dearborn): September 18
  • Ron Robinson, Assistant Attorney General, Dept of Civil Rights: October 2
  • Tim Niemann, Assistant Public Defender for Washtenaw County: October 23
  • Renee Dagher, Attorney, Dagher Khraizat Immigration Law Group: November 6
  • Sam Butler, Exec Director, Doing Development Differently in Metro Detroit: November 20