From the Department

  • Dr. Patrick Haney, Interim 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.


Dates to Remember

2014 Award Recipients

Law and Public Policy

  • Did you know?

    The Law and Public Policy Scholars Program brings together students interested in exploring career opportunities in government, law, and politics. Scholars have many opportunities to explore their interests and prepare for the future.

    Visit their webpage for more information.

Internships +

  • Heritage Foundation Recruiting

    POSTED 3/16: We are already recruiting students for our Fall Internship Program which will run from September 8th to December 12th. 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...check it out by visiting

    Interested applicants should apply by June 15th by applying on our online application. They also need to submit two letters of recommendation and an official school transcript by the deadline.

  • Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann

    POSTED 3/19/14 - Cincinnati Vice Mayor and Councilman David Mann is currently seeking politically minded and motivated interns to assist with a variety of tasks during the upcoming summer.

    Interested applicants should submit a copy of their resume and a one page cover letter explaining why they want to work for the Vice Mayor of Cincinnati to

  • Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley

    POSTED 2/27/14 -  Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is currently seeking service oriented and highly motivated interns to assist with a variety of tasks.

    Interested applicants should submit a copy of their resume and a one page cover letter explaining why they want to work for the Mayor to Questions? Please contact Daniel Rajaiah at

  • Kasich-Taylor Campaign

    POSTED 4/11/14 - Receive real experience on a political campaign and affect real change for Ohio. The Kasich-Taylor Campaign Headquarters is now open in Columbus and is looking for dedicated students that would like to assist in political operations for the campaign. All positions are unpaid. We will work around your school and work schedule. 

    Contact: Scott Blake, Field Director - Kasich Taylor for Ohio
    Phone: 561-452-2841

  • Ohio Republicans

    Ohio Republican Party Internships -  Click here for additional information.

  • Ohio PIRG

    POSTED 2/4/14 - OHIO PIRG is part of a national federation called U.S.PIRG with 30 ofices in 30 states across the country. Right now we are looking to hire 25 graduating college students into our full-time Fellowship program.

    Click here for more information.

2014 Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Stephen Hostelley (middle row, left), Nick Miller (back row, second from left), and Charlie Schreiber (back row, second from right). 

ASG 2014 Outstanding Professor Award Nominees

L-R, Charlie Schreiber, Bryan Marshall (nominee), Stephen Hostelley, Nick Miller, Phil Russo (nominee), Alyssa Deis, and Melanie Marlowe (nominee)