Political Science Student Opportunities

The department’s dedication to engaged learning and individualized academic advising permits it to offer a broad range of relevant opportunities to students. Faculty eagerly work with students to ensure the most appropriate career fit by exploring and offering connections through substantial alumni, professional and other networks. Students benefit from this approach to education through exciting life opportunities such as:


Recent political science internships include:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Bartholomew County Circuit Court
  • Criminal Defense Team
  • (The) Consulate of Mexico, Indianapolis
  • Environmental Division of the Army Legal Services Agency (D.C.)
  • Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
  • Franklin City Court
  • Franklin Mayor’s Office
  • Hannah News Service
  • Indiana Attorney General’s Office
  • Indiana General Assembly Internship Program
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Johnson County Circuit Court
  • Shelby County Circuit Court
  • The Statehouse File
  • Stuart & Branigin, LLP
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Indianapolis Office
  • U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D.C. Office

Graduate and Law School Acceptances

Recent political science graduates were accepted into the following graduate programs and law schools.

Graduate Programs:

  • Indiana University, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Master of Arts Program
  • Ohio State University (The), Statistics, Doctorate of Philosophy Program
  • University of Chicago, Center for Latin American Studies, Master of Arts Program

Law Schools:

  • Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Hofstra University, Deane School of Law
  • Indiana University, McKinney School of Law
  • Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Mercer University, George School of Law
  • Penn State University, Dickenson School of Law
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • University of Colorado (Boulder) School of Law
  • University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Valparaiso University Law School
  • Villanova University School of Law

Recent Coursework

Current students regard the following recently taught courses as their most impactful courses of the department:
American Congress
American Presidency
Mass Media and American Politics
Constitutional Law I and II
Contemporary Ethiopia
International Security
International Law

Practical Experiences

Franklin College offers a range of real-world and practical experiences that engage students, help them network with experts in the field and develop their professional skills. The program is designed to be a bridge to a student’s career of choice. Some recent opportunities include:

  • Mock Trial Competition
  • National Model U.N. Competition in New York City
  • Study-abroad opportunities (various locations) or study-away positions in Washington, D.C.
  • Class trips to observe trials and oral arguments in various courts
  • Participating in the hosting of and providing media commentary for congressional debates
  • Lobbying state representatives in the Indiana General Assembly
  • Service learning opportunities for elections and campaigns
  • Pre-law Club guest lectures, social events and trips