The Department makes its educational programs relevant to the real world by providing experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom. As an integral part of the academic program, internships are required in various parts of the Department of Government and Justice Studies curriculum, but encouraged in all. Criminal Justice students are required to complete a semester-long, fulltime internship in order to satisfy 12 credit hours. Public Administration students are required to complete a semester-long, fulltime internship in order to satisfy 6 credit hours. We strongly encourage our other Political Science students to consider participating in an internship for 3-12 elective credits, but it is not required.
To be eligible to participate in GJS internships, students must:
- Be a declared major;
- Have completed ninety (90) semester hours;
- Have an overall G.P.A. of at least 2.0;
- Have a G.P.A. within the major of at least 2.0; and
- Any additional prerequisites, as per your checksheet
Review the following steps. Note that you must be signed into your Appstate Google account when completing the internship application form.
- Consider your internship interests and practical considerations.
- Develop a list of possible internship sites.
- Complete the application (link below) including uploading a copy of your resume and your current Degree works worksheet in pdf format.
- Make an appointment with the Internship Director
- Criminal Justice Students must make an appoint via Dr. Holcomb's google calendar.
- PS/PA Students must contact Dr. Ardoin to schedule a meeting the old fashion way via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org