The Political Science and Public Administration Internship Program coordinates the establishment of positions and standards for experiential internship education with local, county, state and federal administrative agencies and political offices. An internship generally involves part-time work for about six months with a public sector organization. The intern works on agency assignments under the supervision of agency personnel while maintaining close liaison with the faculty Internship Program Coordinator. If possible, interns will be paid by the sponsoring agency. An internship should be accompanied by relevant coursework. For this reason, interns are required to take PADM 5000, Administration in Public Affairs, and PADM 5940, Public Administration Internship Seminar. Internship experience can be a valuable start to a professional career for the pre-service public administration student. Your Academic Advisor or the Internship Program Coordinator will be able to provide further specific information and guidance.