PS3550 Political Science Internship

PS Major students may recognise their internship for credits under PS3550 Political Science Internship.

Internships vary in length but all take place within an organisation, are vetted and approved by the Department’s internship advisor, have relevance to the major in Political Science, involve the application of subject knowledge and theory in reflection upon the work, and are assessed.

Available credited internships (if any) may be advertised at the beginning of each semester. In exceptional cases, internships proposed by students may be approved by the Department.

Pre-requisites for students

  • completed a minimum of 24 MC in Political Science; and
  • declared Political Science as their Major.

Procedures for Application and other Information (Must be completed before start of internship, internships will not be recognised retrospectively)

  • Submit letter of offer from prospective internship employer. Letter should indicate total number of hours of internship.
  • Responsibility of the student to look for a supervisor in the workplace who agrees to undertake the role to coordinate with the appointed department internship supervisor.
  • In addition, we require students with the internship module to submit a mid-term report (40%) and a 3000 word final assignment (60%) for grading by the department’s supervisor.
  • Workload Hours: a minimum of 120 hours, accumulated during one period working for a single organisation.
  • An internship with a minimum of 240 hours working in the organisation may earn 8 MC. Of these 4 MC will be credited to the Major, and 4 to UE.

For more information regarding PS3550 and the procedure on how to get your internship approved, assessment requirements and who will be your supervisor in the department, you may email to our department internship advisor, A/P Terence Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here for the PS3550 Political Science Internship Application Form.

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