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.


  • Inside State and Local Government


Dates to Remember

OPL Fellowships

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.


  • Rep. Wenstrup Internships

    POSTED 7/17: Rep. Wenstrup’s is looking for fall interns to start in August or September in his DC office.

    Visit his Internship Application website to apply.

  • U.S.PIRG Hiring

    POSTED 6/26/14: U.S.PIRG is currently hiring for New Voters Project Organizers and are looking for candidates who want to make an impact doing voter engage on college campuses this fall.

    Apply online at their website.

  • Cornerstone

    POSTED JUNE 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)

  • Dever Campaign Internship (OH-28)

    POSTED JUNE 11: Friends of Jonathan Dever (Ohio House 28th District) is seeking interns to assist and act as point-person for varying campaign activities. More specific responsibilities will be determined based on the applicant’s skills and interests. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Justin Hucke, Campaign Manager.

    Internship Description (36KB)

  • Heritage Foundation Recruiting

    UPDATED 6/16: 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

  • 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  

    more 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.