Opportunities & Internships

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The Political Science Department provides students with many opportunities.


Internship Scholarships

The Department of Political Science encourages and supports its students in pursuing experiential learning opportunities throughout their undergraduate career. Students pursuing internships outside of the Iowa City area are encouraged to apply for a Department of Political Science Internship Scholarship to help offset the added travel, housing, and cost of living expense often incurred. Online internships are not eligible for scholarships.

To apply for a Summer 2021 internship scholarship please contact tom-rice@uiowa.edu or polisci@uiowa.edu. We ask that you provide details about the internship you are planning to do. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Post-graduation Opportunities

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-six participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues.  The program has awarded 128 fellowships since its inception in 1987 and is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall.  It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.

Paul Revsine
Program Director
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
322 4th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 446-1565


American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship Program

The APSA minority fellowship program is for students pursuing a PhD in Political Science who are members of an underrepresented group for the 2013-2014 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), APSA will fund twelve fellowships. Funded APSA Fellows will receive a $4,000 fellowship disbursed in two $2,000 payments at the end of each academic year provided that the student remains in good academic standing. APSA will also send letters of support to designated graduate programs on behalf of those students who are awarded fellowships. Awards are based on students' course work, GPA, personal statement, extracurricular activities, resume, GRE scores, and recommendations from faculty. More at: http://www.apsanet.org/mfp


Additional Opportunities