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Political Science:

Political Science Internships

Diane ChangProfessor Diane Chang
CWE Coordinator
Political Internships are a fun and educational way to get "hands-on" experience working with local politicians. You may have the opportunity to meet well known government leaders. Past interns have met President Obama, Governor Schwarzenegger, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congressman John Campbell as well as other well known political leaders. An internship looks great on your resume and will make you stand out from other students. Please contact me for more information on this outstanding opportunity.
CWE 167:

Cooperative Work Experience

  • Political Science 1-4
  • Units 1-4 hours lecture
  • Transfers: CSU
  • Prerequisite: Student must have taken or must be currently taking a course in college-level political science.
  • Limitation: Students must be concurrently enrolled in 7 units, including CWE.

Application must be approved by CWE coordinator. This course provides students an opportunity for supervised work experience. Students extend their classroom-based learning by working at a job related to their major and to their occupational goal. Student, instructor, and employer will cooperatively develop a minimum of three learning objectives. One unit of credit will be awarded for each 75 hours of paid or 60 hours of volunteer employment for successful completion of learning objectives, and for attendance at scheduled seminar sessions. A maximum of four units may be applied toward political science major requirements

Political Science Internship Testimonials

Stacy Schmuggerow



My experience working in the CWE 167 Internship was both educational and exciting. In this internship, I was able to gain an in-depth understanding of the community's challenges as well as the challenges Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and her office faced. The internship opened doors for me to participate in governmental events and to help facilitate the needs of the community. It was an experience that will be instrumental in my schooling and my future plans.

Lamija Siladjdzic:


"A wonderful experience"

I was an intern for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez's 2010 re-election campaign in Fall 2010. It was a wonderful and extremely educational experience which helped her win her 14th consecutive year in office. Thank you so much for this opportunity.


Traci Fahimi
Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Connie Frey
Sr. Admin. Assistant, Social & Behavioral Sciences
T: 949-451-5717