Internship and Study Abroad Opportunities

 

STUDY ABROAD AT FDU's WROXTON CAMPUS

Students are encouraged to spend a semester at Wroxton college, FDU's campus in England. Sample the cultures of Europe and experience a first-rate British education which includes both tutorials and seminars. The Wroxton experience also includes plenty of visits to major cultural and political events.

Because Wroxton is part of F.D.U., the courses you take at Wroxton will fit neatly onto your checksheet. Wroxton offers courses in political science, history, economics as well as all the Core curriculum.

Study abroad is challenging and enlightening. Study abroad at our Wroxton Campus makes the experience easy to embark upon: no tuition differential, no transcript problems, no red tape.

 

STUDY IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL AT THE WASHINGTON CENTER

F.D.U. is affilated with The Washington Center, located in Washington, D.C., which offers internships in many subfields of political science: justice, defense, foreign affairs, and private interest advocacy. A Washington Center staff member, called a "program supervisor," will find an internship that matches your area of career interest. The program supervisor will assist you during your stay in Washington; offering support, answering questions, and helping you work through any problems that may arise.

These internships are at least 80 percent entry-level professional work and no more than 20 percent clerical, ensuring you the hands-on career experience you need.

In addition to your internship, you will participate in an academic course one evening a week. The Washington Center offers a wide range of courses on topics including issues in the arts and humanities, communications, public policy, business, and law. You also will meet periodically with your program supervisor and other students to discuss your internship experiences.

You will be invited to attend at least two breakfasts at the U.S. Capitol with an influential leader or policy maker. These breakfasts allow you to meet and speak informally with prominent national figures. You will also attend an afternoon speaker series which features experts in a diverse set of issues of national importance.

To participate in our internship program, you must be a second semester sophomore or above at the time you attend with a least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Many students earn 12 to 15 credits while participating in our internship program and the credits awarded will be determined by your school. Dr. Greene is the campus liaison with the Washington Center and will be able to provide you with more information about the Center's programs.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Political science majors are encouraged to choose a three credit internship to be used as major elective credits. Internships require 150 hours of on-site work experience and a 15-20 page research paper related to the internship. Interns typically work 10 hours per week over a 15 week semester, although other work schedules are possible. Previous interns have worked for state and national elected officials. Upon successful completion of one internship a student may request one additional internship.

 

Policy for Internships

 

1. Internships can constitute no more than a total of six credits.

2. Internships are supervised by a member of the political science faculty.

3. For each three credits, the intern works 150 hours on-the-job.

4. Each intern will keep a log of working hours and a journal of work experiences.

5. The internship must include a substantial final paper on a topic agreed upon by the intern and the professor supervising the internship.