Internships

The Department of Political Science coordinates an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students in political science and public administration. The program helps students to gain relevant work experiences, to make valuable contacts in the Flint community, and to add an important line to their resume.

The coordinator of the Internship program is Mr. Tony Morolla (mmorolla@umflint.edu).

All undergraduate majors in the political science and public administration programs are required to enroll for at 3 or 6 credit hours of POL/PUB 390 Internship in Public Agencies.

Enrollment is generally limited to juniors, seniors and graduate students (in the Masters in Public Administration Program).

Interested students are urged to Consult the Internship Handbook for information on the process and expectations, and to complete and submit an Internship Application Form.

Graduate students enrolled in the Masters in Public Administration may enroll for up to 3 credits of PUB 590 Internship. Graduate students who are practicing administrators or who have had two years or more of experience in an administrative capacity are exempt from this requirement.

Internship positions are available in the following government and community agencies, with elected officials and in many other organizations. The following listing is not exhaustive: other local, national, and international internships are available.

COMMUNICATIONS

Channel 28 WFUM (graphics, production, research, editing, etc)

FLINT CITY GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY AGENCIES:
Most government positions require some administrative writing and communication skills.
Flint City Council
Flint Ombudsman's Office
Flint Office of the Mayor (special projects)
Flint Parks and Recreation Department
Flint Community School District
Flint Area Chamber of Commerce
Flint Chapter Big Brothers/Big Sisters Inc.
Flint Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Village of Holly
Township Government Office
Spanish Speaking Information Center
Local Council Representatives

GENESEE COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY AGENCIES:
Adult Probations Department
Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Voluntary Action Center
Genesee County Intermediate School District
YWCA
Sheriff's Office
Office of Affirmative Action
Office of Emergency Management

STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES:
State Legislature
State Police

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT/OFFICIALS:
US Senators and Representatives
Federal Law Enforcement
US Social Security Administration

POLITICAL PARTIES:
Democratic Party
Republican Party