Interns with State Representatives at Albany State House


Internships are a great way to explore different career paths. As a political scientist, you may want to learn about local, state and federal government, serve on a campaign, intern with a social justice advocacy group or an international organization, or intern at the Attorney General’s Office.


Fall or spring internships are generally for 10 to 12 hours a week. Internships in the summer can be full-time, and internships in Albany or Washington, D.C., which include classes, are also full-time. Internships can be paid, unpaid or include a stipend. You can receive college credit for your internship if you take the Public Affairs Internship Seminar, taught by Garri Rivkin.


If you would like assistance locating the internship that is right for you, please contact the Office of Student Success.  They can help you identify some internships to which you would like to apply, advise you on writing cover letters and resumes, and talk to you about how an internship fits into your academic career. 


Colin Powell School Career Coaches

Ikenna Ugwu        e-mail:

Abir Ahmed          e-mail:





Colin Powell School Semester in Washington, DC Program

Colin Powell School Semester in Washington, DC Program – link to this page

  • This program combines a full-time internship with networking opportunities, guest lectures and other cultural activities.  Students can apply for the program by the early admissions deadline in March or by the regular admissions deadline in September for the following spring semester. The program provides free housing; stipends are available.  To apply, students must be full-time CCNY students and have a demonstrated interest in national and international affairs.  Students also must have a 3.0 or above GPA and 60 credits.  The application includes an application form, resume, transcripts, personal statement and two letters of recommendation.  For more information, please contact Teona Pagan at or Karen Struening at .


  • Edward T. Rogowsky CUNY Internships
    • Contact Maya Gutierrez for more info at                                                                                                                                            

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