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Internships in Politics & International Affairs

Last updated October 6, 2021

By Camiell Foulger

Internships are an integral part of the Furman Advantage. For instance, 95% of our majors have participated in one or more internships during their time at Furman.

Internships Abroad

Our department is involved with both the Brussels and Edinburgh study abroad semesters, which require students to have an internship in addition to their courses. The Washington Experience permits students to engage in government, interest groups, non-profits, and media organizations. Students will intern 30-35 hours a week, participate in a service learning project, all the while having the opportunity to explore the capital! And finally, we also offer the option of five-week period from mid-May until mid-June where students travel to Canada to participate in Canadian Parliament. Students with skills in French are encouraged to apply.

Justicia Project

Dr. Brittany Arsiniega and Professor Teresa Cosby guide students in our Justicia Project internship program.

The Justicia Project is the partnership between our department and the law firm Wyche, P.A. Students are educated in criminal law, family law, and immigration law within their internships. This opportunity offers skill-building in advocacy and social justice.

If you have interest in any of these opportunities or projects, be sure to reach out to our administrative assistant or the professors involved with these options.