Careers in Political Science
Political science students develop a diverse skill-set that leads to an array of career paths. A solid understanding of the political system leads some graduates to work for elected politicians, on campaigns, or in governmental agencies. Others use their knowledge and analytical skills to work in “think tanks,” nonprofits, and private corporations. Many of our graduates also take advanced degrees in law, political science, and public administration. Simply put, our students develop oral and written communication skills, and they learn to reason critically, analytically, and quantitatively. This prepares them for success in a plethora of fields.
Political Science graduates can pursue careers in:
- Campaign Management
- Federal Government
- Interest Groups
- Non-governmental Organizations
- Public and International Affairs
- State and Local Government
Internships in the field of political science can help prepare students for a variety of career opportunities. For those who want to pursue a career in academia, students are encouraged to seek student grader and assistantship opportunities on campus. For those considering careers in politics or government, internships help students decide what career options to pursue, help to build résumés, and provide experience that sets them apart from those they will be competing against in the job market.
In the Department of History and Government, we recommend internships in all of our majors and require them in some. We offer the DC Semester for students in any major, and we have recently finalized a relationship with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for students to gain an internship experience while going through their “Analyst Boot Camp” for a semester. The ATIC facility is short drive from campus and provides a great opportunity for students interested in intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, international studies, and a variety of other fields. Even if you do not pursue one of these two programs, we will work with you to find an internship in your field either near campus or near your home for your summer break.
View a listing of internships completed by students while enrolled at Cedarville University. You can search by department and major to see internships previous students have obtained while studying at Cedarville.
Cedarville University's Career Services helps students in a variety of areas from start to finish. Here are some resources available to students. Jobs 4 Jackets is designed to meet your internship and job search needs as a student! As a student, you may post a resume for employers to view, as well as access job postings that are entered daily by employers both around the world. View career services resources for students.
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|Beavercreek City Schools||Beavercreek, OH||Social Work||2016|
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|Bell Creek IS||OH||Early Childhood Education||2016|
|Bellbrook HS||Bellbrook, OH||Early Childhood Education||2016|
|Bellbrook MS||Bellbrook, OH||Early Childhood Education||2016|
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|Black Rock Church||Fairfield, CT||Biblical Studies||2016|
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