Programs by Type: Internship

CANBERRA: Australian National University

Internship, Traditional | Canberra, Australia

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

The Australian National Internships Program (ANIP) is a competitive and challenging program organized by the School of Political Science and International Relations for graduate and undergraduate students. ANIP combines a series of workshops taken at the Australian National University with an internship at the Australian Parliament, Public Service Organizations (i.e. Department of Education) or Non-Governmental Organizations (i.e. ACT Conservation Council). You do not need to be a political science student to take advantage of this program. ANIP has placed students who major in gender studies, development studies, economics, and environmental science.

DUBLIN: Institute of Public Administration (IPA)

Internship, Traditional | Dublin, Ireland

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

Students spend a semester at the Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Dublin. Students take three courses at the Institute while also interning in the Irish Parliament (the Dail). The internship provides an insiders perspective of the parliamentary system of government that would not be possible in the US. The program may include a weeklong field trip to the European continent to visit the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France. Students also visit Belfast. Trips may or may not be offered every semester.

LEUVEN: Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe

Internship, Traditional | Louvain, Belgium

Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

This program offers students an opportunity to live and study in the heart of Europe for an academic Semester. Students will take three academic courses and participate in a research internship, which earns course credit. During the internship each student will work with the office of a European Parliament Member on a project designed to provide the Member with specific information about a subject on the Parliament's agenda.

LONDON: Foundation for International Education

Internship, Traditional | London, England

Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

The program through the Foundation for International Education provides students from all majors with a unique opportunity to study in the center of London. In addition to the coursework, students can participate in an internship, service learning program, or secure a research placement with supervision. Upon arrival, students receive a comprehensive on-site orientation and throughout the semester involvement in various course- and co-curricular activities is highly recommended.


LONDON: Hansard Scholars Program

Internship, Traditional | London, England

Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

The Hansard Scholars Program combines political science course work with a for-credit internship at the House of Commons, House of Lords, or a public policy research institute. The internship includes a variety of administrative and research tasks. Students work at least three days a week assisting in the daily operations of the office and conducting research in conjunction with a term paper. The internship allows students to observe the inner workings of Parliament and immerse themselves in British politics. The program also includes several academic field trips. Previously students have traveled to Cardiff, Wales, and to Cambridge and Bath in England.