Internships are a great way to gain real world experience and connections while also continuing your degree! We have partnerships with a variety of corporations and government agencies, nationally and internationally. If you are interested in participating in an internship, please contact the internship coordinator for your major. Students interested in interning must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and have completed at least 50 hours of credit, of which at least 12 should be from ASU.

For the most up-to-date opportunities, follow us on Facebook or Twitter @ASU_SPGS and check out the linked internship pages! You can also learn more about internships in general on the Career and Professional Development Services website.

Tips for interning in Washington DC or locally from an SPGS student


SPGS internship programs comparison chart

Live and intern in Washington DC for the semester with The McCain Institute for International Leadership.  Study how policy is made in the Policy Design Studio and Internship Program while earning 12 upper division credits.  Weekly seminars are taught by a former U.S. Ambassador.  Intern at an organization that interests you while gaining hands-on experience.

The McCain Institute Policy Design Studio & Internship Program at ASU

Study abroad, volunteer or intern to gain global experience. In doing so, global studies majors experience in everyday life the global processes about which they learn in the classroom. Students develop critical skills to understand, adapt to, engage in, and contribute to situations that are impacted by global processes

Experience Washington DC as an intern while earning 6 upper division credits! Intern at an organization of interest to you such as the White House, Congress, courts, government agencies, etc. While on your trip visit government agencies, attend cultural events and network with professionals from a number of fields.

Capital Scholars Program at Arizona State University

POS 484 Political Science Internships

Students are encouraged to seek out and research different internship opportunities on their own. All paperwork and final approval must go through Dr. Woodall before the student begins the internship. If you want to find an internship or job that is just right for you, register with ASU Career Services “Career Link.”

The Arizona Legislative and Government Internship Program is a competitive university-wide program that provides an opportunity to intern full-time at a state agency, the Arizona State Legislature, the Governor's Office, or the Arizona Supreme Court during spring semester.  Participants receive a tuition and fee waiver, a stipend of approximately $4,700, and 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate internship credits.

What is the Arizona Legislative Internship Program?