Internships & Career Opportunities
The Department of Political Science encourages students to avail themselves of the many internship opportunities offered them as students at College of the Canyons. To that end, the Department uses this web page to list the current available internships related to the discipline of political science. The opportunities listed here are generally those made known to the Department by the various agencies seeking out student interns. The Department does not vet, oversee or monitor these internships. The usefulness of each internship is to be determined by each student applicant. Unless otherwise noted, these posted opportunities are not a part of the Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) program here on campus, whereby students earn credit for their internships. The Department takes no political position regarding any campaign internship opportunity. All party and partisan internships will be posted if made known to the Department. However, in the interests of our students, the Department reserves the right not to post any opportunity that cannot be verified as a valid and student friendly organization.
Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Political Action Committee Student Coordinator
The Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCA PAC) is a 70 year-old
statewide professional membership association, headquartered in Sacramento just four
blocks from the Capitol. The FACCC PAC Student Coordinator will report to the Membership
Coordinator, Advocacy Manager, and the Executive Director. This is a professional
at-will position requiring independent judgment. These are some core responsibilities:
● Researching and engaging with candidates running for local and statewide races
● Supporting the campaigns of endorsed candidates and conducting voter registration
● Engaging in legislative and political research to support FACCC's advocacy efforts
● Organizing membership to mobilize faculty and students for advocacy
● Creating and editing written content for internal publishing
● Participating in and helping facilitate professional development conferences
Beyond these, the FACCC PAC Student Coordinator may be asked to assist with FACCC’s overall advocacy efforts and other tasks if needed.
Project Super Bloom PAC Electoral Internship Program
This internship will give students the opportunity to immerse themselves in political organizing, learning from experts in campaign finance, fundraising, policy, and electoral politics. Students will then apply the knowledge they gain to executing a local strategy to elect politicians running for office in their district. This opportunity is perfect for students who are interested in pursuing solutions for racial, environmental, and economic justice.
U.S. Foreign Service Internship
A two-summer international affairs experiential-learning program.
USFSIP consists of participation for two consecutive summers. In the first summer, participants come to Washington, D.C. for three weeks of training including: U.S. diplomatic history, writing skills and professional development. Following the training, interns work for seven weeks on policy desks in regional and functional bureaus at the U.S. Department of State. The second summer is a ten week assignment to a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas. In the intervening year, USFSIP interns must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA and take the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) to gain a better understanding of the Foreign Service assessment process.