Student Resources

Political science students have a wealth of extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities to enhance their major area of study. 

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Internships

Internships give students the opportunity to integrate coursework with experiential learning while gaining practical experience in a political science-related field. Recent political science majors have held internships with the Phoenix mayor's office; Portland City Hall; Immigration and Naturalization Services; Congressional Offices - House and Senate; Democratic Party; State Department; and law offices in Portland.

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Research

Working closely with their professors, students in political science gain invaluable experience outside the classroom when they conduct research to examine and shed light on the political life of a people. Research may be presented at professional conferences.

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Academic Study in Washington, D.C.

The University of Portland is a member institution of the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C. Students who participate in this program normally take a seminar, do a research project, and complete a two-days-per-week internship that is suited to their own interests. 

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Mock Trial

Students develop their analytical and communication skills and learn about activities inside the court room through the Mock Trial Team.

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Roosevelt Institute

The University of Portland sponsors a local chapter of the Roosevelt Institution. Students can conduct policy research on timely political issues such as environmental protection, trade, and constitutional issues such as equal protection. 

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Contact

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