From the Department

  • Dr. Patrick Haney, Chair

    Welcome to the Department of Political Science. Prospective students will find information about majors and what you might study as a Political Science student at Miami University. Current students will find information about your professors, office hours, major and minor requirements, internships, fellowships, jobs, and upcoming current events. Alumni will find information about what other alumni are doing and learn how you might be able to Make a Difference. We are very proud of our faculty, staff, current students and alumni. Please look around and you will understand why.

The Latest from POL

  • David Koschik

    POL alum making a difference

    Koschik Shows Gratitude for His Miami Foundation through Scholarship.

    Read more here...

  • Lisa Schrader '94

    Lisa Schrader '94, Chief of Staff to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, provides Inside Chicago students with tour and behind the scenes look of City Hall during Winter Term 2015. POL major Lance Greenberg is seated immediately to Lisa's right.

    Inside Chicago

  • Dr. Steven DeLue's Last Lecture

    After a 31 year career at Miami University, Dr. Steven DeLue gave his last lecture on Friday, December 5, 2014. Thank you Dr. DeLue for a wonderful career.

    Click here to read his last lecture.

    Hazelton, DeLue, Russo

Save the Date


  • Marion Wright Edelman - Feb 5

    February 5 at 7PM in Hall here for more details

    Marion Wright Edelman

  • Finch Lecture - Mar 9

    Dr. Seth Jolly, Syracuse University, "Xenophobia and Contact: European Attitudes towards Immigrants."
  • Janus Forum - Mar 11

    The spring Janus Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 11 and feature Nicholas Burns and Frances Townsend.

    More details here...

  • 2015 Alex & Lena Casper Memorial Lecture - Mar 12

    Michael Chertoff

  • Veritas Lecture - Apr 6

    Dr. James Piereson, President, William E. Simon Foundation and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow

News for Students

  • CAS 15/16 Scholarships

    DUE TO POL BY MARCH 3: The College of Arts and Science provides need-based scholarships to qualifying applicants. Please complete the form below, attach your latest DARS, and submit to POL main office by March 3. *Note, you must have completed your FAFSA to be eligible.

    Scholarship Form (PDF)

  • PSAAA: Due Mar 10th

    DUE TO POL BY MARCH 10: The Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award (PSAAA) is given annually to students who have achieved an outstanding record of academic excellence. The selection committee reviews nominations and awards 10–15 students with a $1000 scholarship and certificate of recognition.

    Application and information...please include a copy of your current DARS with your application.

  • Internship Application now ONLINE

    Visit the Internships and Fellowships page for information and to submit your internship application using our online more paper!

    Internships and Fellowships


  • City of Hamilton, Post-Graduate Fellowships

    POSTED 1/31: Deadline to apply is April 17. Visit the City of Hamilton website for more information and to apply for the fellowship.

    Information and Application

  • Congressman David Joyce Internships

    POSTED 1/11/15: Congressman David Joyce, from Northeast Ohio, is currently in the process of hiring 4-5 full time interns for the Summer 2015. We are looking for Juniors and Seniors, but if Sophomores are interested we’d be happy to consider them for the position. Please contact Ken Callahan to apply.

    Kenneth Callahan
    Congressman David P. Joyce
    Ohio’s Fourteenth District
    1124 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
    Office: (202) 225-5731
  • Paid Research Apprenticeships

    POSTED 11/24: You are invited to participate in the Humanities Center’s new Research Apprenticeship Program. You can now apply to work as a paid Research Apprenticeship on a real research project conducted by a member of the humanities faculty at Miami University. The goal of this program is to foster faculty-student collaborations that give students valuable experience assisting on a real research projects. Please go to Research Apprenticeship Opportunities to see a list of current openings and instructions on how to apply. There are currently openings on a number of exciting projects. You can read more about the Research Apprenticeships Program and other undergraduate research opportunities by going to the Humanities Center website and highlighting the UNDERGRADUATE menu item. Tim Melley, Professor of English and Director of the Miami University Humanities Center
  • Jobs that make an Impact

    Posted 11/3: Priority application deadline is November 7. Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and we’re hiring! This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then we’re the group for you. To learn more, visit our website at

  • Heritage Foundation Recruiting

    UPDATED 11/03: SUMMER INTERNSHIP DEADLINE IS FEB 1. Heritage Foundation is recruiting students for their Internship Programs. We are looking for rising juniors and seniors interested in promoting Heritage policy and research, and experiencing DC first hand. On our website you can find a full list our 60 open positions in policy, promotion, business and more on our webiste.  Interested applicants should apply using our online application. You also need to submit two letters of recommendation and an official school transcript by the deadline. Deadlines for the 3 semesters are:

    Fall: June 15
    Spring: October 1
    Summer: February 1

  • Rep. Wenstrup Internships

    UPDATED 10/16: Spring application deadline is 12/15. Rep. Wenstrup’s is looking for spring interns in his Cincinnati office.

    Visit his Internship Application website to apply.

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

    POSTED 10/15: Applications for the Spring 2015 Emerging Leaders and Communications Internships are now being accepted. 

    Visit the website to apply.

  • Center for American Progress-Communications Internship

    POSTED 10/15: American Progress’s Communications team works to pursue progressive change by connecting American Progress’s experts, ideas, events, and publications with the media and the public. The team works to develop and execute comprehensive and innovative communications strategies to get American Progress’s policy priorities the attention they deserve.

    Visit the website for more information.

  • 2015 White House Internship Program

    POSTED 9/30: Applications for the Summer 2015 White House Internship Program are now being accepted. For more information and to apply,

  • The Borgen Project

    POSTED 9/29: The Borgen Project, a national campaign focused on alleviating poverty in developing nations. Through securing support from congressional leaders, we hope to pass bills and mobilize citizens to become more knowledgeable and active on development and foreign aid policies. We've got internship and volunteer opportunities opening in our Seattle office and nationwide.

    Seattle Internships

    Telecommute Internships

    Volunteer Opportunities

  • Campaign Organizer with Environment Ohio

    UPDATED 9/24: The early application deadline is 10/5. The Public Interest Network, which includes Environment America, PIRG and other groups, is hiring graduating seniors to join our team of 50 campaign organizers. It’s a two-year program designed to give you a chance to make a difference on some of the most important issues of our time.

    Visit their website for more information and to apply.

  • Summer Internship w/Mayor Cranley

    POSTED 9/22/14: Now accepting applications for summer internships with Mayor John Cranley's office in Cincinnati. If interested, send current resume and writing sample to

    Download more information. (PDF 227KB)

  • Cornerstone

    POSTED 6/18: The Cornerstone Government Affairs intern program provides a unique opportunity for selected candidates to gain irreplaceable experience at the heart of Capitol Hill. Our intern program offers first-hand exposure to the people and processes of Congress and Washington, DC. Interested candidates should apply directly to Cornerstone’s Intern Coordinator, Madeleine Cantrel at An application includes a cover letter and resume.

    The email’s subject line should read: Full Name – Internship Application

    Download with more info and deadlines. (PDF 53KB)

  • Ohio Republicans

    Ohio Republican Party Internships  

    more information