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INTERNSHIPS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE OVERVIEW OF INTERNSHIPS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM I: SACRAMENTO SEMESTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM II: CAL STATE DC DR. RICH HAESLY,

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1 INTERNSHIPS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE OVERVIEW OF INTERNSHIPS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM I: SACRAMENTO SEMESTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM II: CAL STATE DC DR. RICH HAESLY, INTERNSHIP DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

2 OVERVIEW OF INTERNSHIPS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, CSULB 3 Ways to Fulfill Practicum Requirement for POSC majors: 1) Internships (POSC 447/448/498) and Judicial Apprenticeship (POSC 418) 2) Moot Court (POSC 417) or Model UN (POSC 378) 3) Service Learning: Women in Political Theory (POSC 401) and Comparative Political Movements (POSC 450) Not required for Minors, but Minors May Enroll in Any Practicum Up to 6 units of Internship toward POSC; up to 9 units for degree Internship courses are run as Independent Study 1) 120 hours of interning, verified by internship supervisor 2) Written Internship Journal 3) 12-15 Page Internship Analysis Paper

3 TIPS ON FINDING AN INTERNSHIP Department Website has Useful Information about Internships: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/polisci/posc- internships/political-science-internships-at-csulb/ http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/cla/departments/polisci/posc- internships/political-science-internships-at-csulb/ Other Resources Career Development Center (250 Brotman Hall) http://careers.csulb.edu/http://careers.csulb.edu/ Clearinghouse for internships advertised on campus Workshops, Resume Tips, Interview Advice, etc. Internship Essay Writing Contest Idealist (Non-Profit Organizations): http://www.idealist.org/http://www.idealist.org/ APSA (American Political Science Association): http://apsanet.org/http://apsanet.org/ Start Search Early. Find an internship that you want, not one you are forced to do! Contact Internship Director (Dr. Rich Haesly) before accepting an internship to make sure it will work for our department requirements.

4 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM I: SACRAMENTO SEMESTER

5 SACRAMENTO SEMESTER: OVERVIEW Run by Dept. of Political Science at CSU, Sacramento Started in 1976 Excellent Placement Opportunities: Legislative, Executive, Judiciary, Media, Pressure Groups 30 interns/Spring Semester Last year, 10 of the 30 Participants Received Job Offers Exciting Time to be in Sacramento CA is Governable again: California Sees Gridlock Ease in Governing New York Times (10/20/13): http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/us/california-upends-its-image-of-legislative- dysfunction.html?_r=0 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/us/california-upends-its-image-of-legislative- dysfunction.html?_r=0 43 new members of the State Assembly and State Senate

6 SACRAMENTO SEMESTER: BASICS Open to all students at any CSU campus. Open to all majors. Spring semester only Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students (when enrolled in program) 3.0 GPA (or greater) preferred 12 unit course of study (can enroll in more courses at CSUS for more units if you want) 6 units internship (CR/NC): 25 hours/week 6 units of graded coursework: Count as Upper-Division, Law, Politics and Policy Courses

7 SACRAMENTO SEMESTER: COST OF PROGRAM Enroll as a Visiting Student at CSU, Sacramento Fees are about the same as a full-time student at CSULB Student Aid (grants and loans) typically transferable Cost of living in Sacramento is lower than in Southern California 10 $4,000 Scholarships Are Available Competitive, but financial need is primary CSULB has a great track record winning full- and partial- scholarhishps

8 SACRAMENTO SEMESTER: APPLICATION PROCESS Applications are due the first week of November (This year: November 1, 2014) Two-page Application Form One-page Scholarship Form Waiver to Release Financial Aid Information to CSUS Writing Sample Application is Used to Find Internship Placement that Fits Your Needs Campus Representative (Dr. Haesly) Writes a Letter of Recommendation No other letters of recommendation are needed Worth coming to see me (review your application and to get to know you better so I can write strong letter) Decisions: Acceptance (Early December); Scholarships (Mid- December)

9 SACRAMENTO SEMESTER: FINDING OUT MORE From Sacramento Semester Dr. Michael Wadlé, Director Sacramento Semester: wadlem@csus.edu (916) 278-4012 wadlem@csus.edu http://www.csus.edu/GOVT/Department%20Programs/Sacrament o%20Semester.htmlhttp://www.csus.edu/GOVT/Department%20Programs/Sacrament o%20Semester.html At CSULB Dr. Rich Haesly, Internship Advisor and Internship Director: rich.haesly@csulb.edu (562) 985-4700 rich.haesly@csulb.edu Email me with questions or to set up a meeting (for more information, review your application, etc.)

10 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM II: CAL STATE DC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM http://youtu.be/hml1-65P4og Cal State DC Student Testimonials

11 CAL STATE DC: OVERVIEW Run by CSU, Fullerton Started in 2006 Spring and Summer Programs (May add Fall semester soon) Similar types of Placements as Sacramento Semester (Legislative, Executive, Interest Groups, Media, Political Parties) You are interning in the nations capital! Important Difference: For Cal State DC, you are responsible (with their help) for finding your internship If you apply (resume, cover letter) for at least 5 internships, you will be guaranteed an internship. Semester prior to entering Cal State DC, you must attend a handful of mandatory meetings at CSUF

12 CAL STATE DC: BASICS Open to select CSU campuses (CSULB were invited this year) Open to all majors. Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students 3.0 GPA (or Better) Preferred Spring Semester: 12-15 units 6 units of internship 6-9 units of other courses (Taught by CSU faculty), not simply POSC courses (e.g., Comm Studies, Creative Writing): Varies by semester. Summer Session: 6-9 units 6 units of internship 3 units of applied course (topics vary by session)

13 CAL STATE DC: COST OF PROGRAM CSUF Visitor (Spring); CSUF Extension (Summer) Fees similar to CSULB Remember, Summer courses are more expensive/unit (both at CSULB and CSUF) Financial Aid (Grants and Scholarships) Generally Transferable Housing Excellent, Furnished Corporate Apartments near Union Station: $4,000 (Spring), $3,000 (Summer) Can live with family or friends, or find own accommodations Airfare to DC (approximately $400-$500) Some Scholarship Are Available. Contact program for details. Fundraising Encouraged

14 CAL STATE DC: APPLICATION PROCESS More extensive than Sacramento Semester Application GPA, major, etc. Extracurricular activities, relevant skills, previous internship experience Essay: What personal qualities and skills would you bring to an internship in Washington, DC? How does participation in such a program into your academic and career goals? One letter of recommendation Sample resume and cover letter that you would send out to apply for internships Scholarship Application Due Date: Rolling Admissions; Scholarship Consideration: October 7 for Spring 2014 Program

15 CAL STATE DC: FINDING OUT MORE From Cal State DC http://dcinterns.fullerton.edu/index.asp Dr. Sarah Hill (Director, Assistant Professor of Political Science, CSUF, (657) 278-2504, shill@fullerton.edushill@fullerton.edu At CSULB Dr. Rich Haesly, Internship Advisor and Internship Director: rich.haesly@csulb.edu (562) 985-4700 rich.haesly@csulb.edu Email me with questions or to set up a meeting (for more information, review your application, etc.)


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