Studying political science at Calvin, you will gain real-world experience through internships, study abroad or the semester in Washington, D. C. Calvin students have done internships with CNN, the International Justice Mission, the White House and many more high profile organizations.
The Political Science Department and Calvin have numerous student organizations that allow you to test ideas. Try Model United Nations for a taste of international relations, or advocate for a sustainable planet with the Environmental Stewardship Coalition (ESC). Aspiring journalists can apply to Calvin’s student newspaper Chimes.
Semester in Washington, D.C.
- In Washington, D.C. you'll have the chance to put some legs on the ideas you've learned in the classroom at Calvin. Political science major or not, you can work with Career Services to find a place to gain viable experience in your field of study. And all this with the nation's capitol as the backdrop. You might work at CNN, the Canadian Embassy, the Department of Transportation, Amnesty International or even the White House—the possibilities are seemingly endless.
- The political science program sends students to a wide variety of high-profile internships. All political science and international relations majors are strongly encouraged to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.
- Calvin offers a number of semester long programs. You can study in Britain, China, France, Ghana, Honduras, Hungary, New Mexico, Spain, Thailand or Washington, D.C. Investigate each semester program to find out which program is for you.
- Don't miss the chance to get involved in one of the many student organizations especially of interest to political science and international relations majors.
- Check out the different options for student employment for political science majors.