FROM THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR

  • Dr. Bryan Marshall, Chair

    Dr. Bryan Marshall

    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

  • Enjoy your break

    ...and congratulations to all December graduates!

    happy holidays

  • 2018 Ohio Public Leader Fellows

    Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded 2018 Ohio Public Leader Fellowships:

    2018 OPL Fellows

    OPL Fellowships will be served over Winter Term 2018

  • Graduate Student Spotlight: Michelle Hercules

    Posted 12/5: Click here to read a Miami Student profile about Michelle Hercules, a graduate student in political science who has worked full time as a Miami University Police Officer while pursuing her degree.

    Michelle Hercules

    Michelle Hercules

  • The Augustus J. “Gus” Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Gus JonesThe Department of Political Science and the family of Dr. Jones wish to honor Gus’s memory by establishing a scholarship in his name: The Augustus J. “Gus” Jones, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded every spring for the next academic year and given to to students of historically underrepresented populations, with first preference to African American students. Checks can be made to the Miami University Foundation and note “Gus Jones” on the memo line, or gifts can be made online at http://www.forloveandhonor.org/s/916/flah-2-col.aspx?sid=916&gid=1&pgid=6009, and click “other fund” and in the box below write “Gus Jones.”

CALENDAR

MAJORS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

FAQs

  • When are my final exams?

    Final examinations are based on a schedule published by Miami at the beginning of each semester. You can look up your final exams based on the days and times your class meets during the semester.

    Final Examination Schedule

  • Who is my POL Advisor?

    The POL advisors list has been updated for 2017-18. NOTE: Advisors have been assigned for incoming first year students (2017) and returning students (began before this fall). Be sure you check the correct list to find your advisor. You should also be able to find your assigned advisor on MyMiami once updated. 

    Who is my POL Advisor?

  • When can I meet with my professor?

    All of the POL faculty and staff Fall 2016 office hours can be found on the POL website. The list also includes office numbers, telephone numbers, and email addresses.

    Faculty Office Hours

  • What is the CAS/Miami Plan Advanced Writing Requirement?

    All students are required to fulfill an Advanced Writing Requirement. You can identify these courses by the W-designation, e.g., POL 241W, POL or POL 338W. All capstone course fulfill the 400W requirement for POL majors. 

    Learn more about the Advanced Writing requirement from the Howe Writing Center.

  • How do I apply for internship credit?

    Visit the Internships and Fellowships page for information and to submit your internship application using our online form...no more paper!

    Internships and Fellowships

  • Does POL offer Undergraduate Associate experiences?

    Yes. Many POL faculty members invite high potential undergraduate students to serve as an Undergraduate Associate in their classrooms. You are encouraged to talk to your professor about the UA Program and express your interest in this unique and valuable experience.

    Visit the UA Program website for additional information.

    Undergraduate Associate forms

  • What is the "experiential learning" requirement?

    The Global Miami Plan now requires incoming students to complete an experiential learning requirement. From the EL website, "Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience in a real world or an "out of the traditional classroom" context. It offers students the opportunity to initiate lifelong learning through the development and application of academic knowledge and skills in new or different settings."

    Visit the EL website for additional information and courses that satisfy the requirement.

  • What courses can I take?

    POL offers a wide variety of courses each semester. Visit the course catalog to read brief descriptions of the POL course offerings. NOTE: not every course is offered every semester.

    POL Course Descriptions

    Global Miami Plan

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • To be announced...

    TBA

Internships

  • Internship Disclaimer

    The internships, fellowships, and opportunities posted on this website are for student informational purposes and should not be considered an endorsement by Miami University or the Department of Political Science of any political party, candidate, or special interest group.
  • The Fund for American Studies Summer Internship Program

    Posted 12/12: INSTITUTE ON PHILANTHROPY & VOLUNTARY SERVICE

    June 3 – July 27, 2018

    February 7– Priority Deadline for Scholarships for Summer 2018

    ** Internship Placement – Courses for Credit – Furnished Housing – Community Leadership Projects**

    ** Scholarships Available**

    Spend 8 weeks taking action while getting a hands-on learning experience in the nation’s capital with the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS)! Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. IPVS will put you on the front lines helping to solve local, national and international issues. The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes:

    • An internship placement with some of the nation’s top nonprofits
    • Courses for academic credit provided through George Mason University
    • Furnished housing located close to Metro rail stations, monuments and museums in Washington
    • Leadership activities including charitable grant awards and hands-on community projects
    • Professional development opportunities including networking events, exclusive behind the scenes briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program
    • Workshops on social entrepreneurship, legal issues and much more

    Click here to apply or learn more

  • AEI Summer Honors Program

    POSTED 11/20:  The American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Honors Program, a series of fully-funded educational and career development opportunities for undergraduate students interested in public policy and national politics.  Each year, they bring together top students from around the country and across the political spectrum to discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing our country. Students participate in small, intensive seminars taught by AEI scholars and other policy practitioners, join daily lunches with policymakers and business leaders, and advance their careers through high-level networking opportunities.

    You can see the full course lineup on the program’s website. This year, they offer twelve courses for students, on everything from Pericles’ Athens (taught by AEI’s Gary Schmitt), to the Constitution (taught by AEI and the University of California-Berkeley’s John Yoo), to the principles of democratic capitalism (taught by AEI’s Director of Economic Policy Studies Michael Strain), to military history and decision-making (taught by the Director of AEI’s Critical Threats Project, Frederick Kagan), and more, making it a program suitable for student leaders with diverse sets of interests.  The program takes place at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, and students may apply for a one-week and/or a four-week program, depending on their interests and availability.

    The early decision deadline is December 31st, and the regular decision deadline is March 5.

  • Dewine Husted Campaign

    Posted 12/11: Intern with DeWine/Husted for Ohio!

    DeWine Husted for Ohio is searching for motivated interns in their Columbus office for the Winter and Spring of 2018!

    • Elect the next Governor and Lt. Governor of Ohio
    • Gain political experience in a crucial battleground state
    • Attend events and rallies
    • Get an inside view of how campaigns work

    Contact Tim Lanzendorfer for more information at tim@mikedewine.com

  • IHME Fellowship

    Posted 12/11: IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship

    Using big data to improve the world's health

    The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has an opportunity for graduating seniors and recent alumni! 

    Apply here by January 10th

    Learn More

    The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors.

    As a PBF, you will join a community of passionate researchers using creativity to solve complex global health problems. This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue a fully funded Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington. 

  • Lex Fellowship

    Posted 12/6:

    The Lex Fellowship is a leading Pre-Law program, based in Washington, D.C., that takes students to Madrid, Spain to visit various law firms, including the incredible Cuatrecasas, and hear and learn from their lawyers. Students have consistently found it to be immensely insightful and informative, greatly deepening their understanding of the many legal fields and directing their path within law. The Lex Fellowship is seeking to take a few additional students to Madrid on their Dec. 27, 2017 to Jan. 6 2018 program. If interested in applying, contact Eric Niehaus directly at 614-584-9667 or eric.n@lexfellowship.org.
  • New American Politics Fellowship

    Posted 12/6: PAID POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FELLOWSHIP FOR SUMMER 2018 — DUE JANUARY 1st, 2018

    Entry-level positions in politics are often low- or non-paying and otherwise hard to access. This means it can be near-impossible to afford the jobs which lead to more lucrative careers in political campaigning, and this financial barrier prohibits a huge portion of students from participating in electoral politics.

    Students for a New American Politics offers the fix: we provide fellowships for students to work on progressive congressional campaigns. SNAP recruits and chooses outstanding people from across the country to work as Field Organizers on competitive races during the summer, and then gives them the necessary training and stipend to succeed in the field.

    Our two-pronged approach allows us to maximize our resources. Our endorsement helps progressives win seats in Congress today and vote for policy to move America in the right direction, and our fellows gain the necessary experience to go on and become the progressive leaders of tomorrow — fundamentally changing the face of American politics.

    Learn about SNAP.

    Apply to be a SNAP Fellow.

    Apply by January 1st to be considered in our first round of applicants.

  • New American Politics Fellowship

    Posted 12/6: PAID POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FELLOWSHIP FOR SUMMER 2018 — DUE JANUARY 1st, 2018

    Entry-level positions in politics are often low- or non-paying and otherwise hard to access. This means it can be near-impossible to afford the jobs which lead to more lucrative careers in political campaigning, and this financial barrier prohibits a huge portion of students from participating in electoral politics.

    Students for a New American Politics offers the fix: we provide fellowships for students to work on progressive congressional campaigns. SNAP recruits and chooses outstanding people from across the country to work as Field Organizers on competitive races during the summer, and then gives them the necessary training and stipend to succeed in the field.

    Our two-pronged approach allows us to maximize our resources. Our endorsement helps progressives win seats in Congress today and vote for policy to move America in the right direction, and our fellows gain the necessary experience to go on and become the progressive leaders of tomorrow — fundamentally changing the face of American politics.

    Learn about SNAP.

    Apply to be a SNAP Fellow.

    Apply by January 1st to be considered in our first round of applicants.

  • Joe Schiavoni Campaign Fellowship Program

    Posted 11/10: Joe Schiavoni Campaign Fellowship Program 

    Help us build a new generation of leadership! At 38 years old, Joe is Ohio’s youngest state senator and the former Senate Democratic Leader. If elected, he would be the youngest Ohio governor in nearly 150 years. Joe is leading the fight in the Senate for investment in education, infrastructure, and career tech. He’s the only candidate with real, achievable plans to make college more affordable. Ohio needs a passionate candidate with fresh ideas to move us forward. Let’s make history in 2018.

    Fellowship Details

    • 15-20 hours per week, beginning January 2018
    • Columbus area residents preferred, but not required (all fellows should plan for a few day trips throughout the campaign!).
    • If your college/university allows class credit for campaign work, we will help ensure the fellowship fulfills course requirements.

    If interested, send your resume to Zac Kramer at JoeForOhio@gmail.com. Learn more about Joe at JoeForJobs.com

  • Vocatio and Startup Cincinnati

    Posted: 11/6:

    Vocatio and Startup Cincinnati along with Miami University have teamed up for an initative exclusively for Miami University College of Arts and Sciences Students.

    If you have any interest in the start-up industry or want more information, click here for more information about the partnership.

    Also, see this video to learn more.

  • Impact Hiring

    Posted 11/2: 

    Impact is hiring our next class of organizers.

    Our fall application deadline is next Friday, Nov. 10.

    Impact organizers are on the ground to mobilize businesses, faith leaders and citizens to demonstrate the commitment to keeping our promises on climate change, and transitioning a sustainable, renewable energy economy.

    Many of our organizers are working with elected leaders in states across the country to meet goals of getting to at least 10 percent solar by 2030. Grassroots efforts like these have helped triple solar nationwide in just the last two years.

    Our campaign organizer position is a great way to help them start building the skills they need for a career in advocacy or organizing.

  • Chicago Mayor Fellowship

    Posted 10/25: 

    2018 Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program

    The Mayor's Office Fellowship Program is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students in any concentration who will be enrolled during the summer and are interested in local government and public policy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about municipal government and participate in a unique, hands-on experience in the development of new policy and program initiatives. Participants research policies and evaluate their potential benefit to Chicago, draft memoranda for Mayor’s Office senior staff on upcoming issues and new initiatives, and participate in a variety of talks and tours that provide insight into how City government operates. 

    Selection Process

    This year, the Mayor’s Office will again be participating in the two-step application process. Prospective Fellows should visit www.cityofchicago.org/mayorfellowship to begin the application process. Initial applications will be screened for qualification and applicants will be selected to move on to the second step of the application process which includes submitting:  a written response to a policy problem and a personal statement to the Mayor’s Office directly. Applicants who reach the Second Step will also be interviewed and based upon the results of the interview process and written documents, a final selection of fellows will be made. Specific details can be found at www.cityofchicago.org/mayorfellowship.

    Candidates are selected on a nationwide basis from public and private colleges and universities. Candidates must be current students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 on a 5.0 scale. Fellows are not classified as full-time employees. Residency in the City of Chicago is required upon starting the fellowship program. Relocation is at the applicant’s expense. Fellows are paid at a rate of $20 per hour.

    International students must have an F-1 Student Visa and must be a full-time student. International students are required to have a social security number/card which states “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION.”

    Students who are Deferred Action Recipients are eligible to apply. Students must provide their Employment Authorization Document at the time of hire. In addition, if a student is selected for a Fellowship Position, they must also have a social security card.  If they do not have a social security card, they can obtain one by following the instructions on this link:  http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/deferred_action.pdf

    The application period will close on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m.

    For further information, please contact Margaret Gach, Director of the Fellowship Program at 312-744-5855 or margaret.gach@cityofchicago.org.  

  • Political Science Internships Available in Nepal!

    posted 10/25: Intern in Nepal!

    Are you in pursuit of a fantastic package of informative, educational and aesthetic internships- a major overturn in their career, and in a good way? This might be just the opportunity to kick start their career!

    We are up and about with extremely fresh, reliable and dynamic internship packages which provide the perfect cornerstone for students’ career starting this next year. Internship Nepal brings to you packages of Law, Human Rights Research and Political Science Internships 2018! We start the season with a whole new dynamics in a blend of enthusiasm, improvement and reliability. Internship Nepal Announces limited vacancy for Internships 2018!

    While all this, our hugely regarded Law, Human Rights and Political Science Internship program is more objective-driven than ever; the program comes blended with following inclusions and activities:

    • Accommodations - Food / Wi-Fi/ Homestay at surprisingly affordable costs
    • Placements in various organizations working in the field of Human Rights
    • Data facts recollection, active research and statistical analysis
    • Brainstorming, interaction sessions and presentations
    • Interviews with renowned personnel in this line of work
    • Library visits, reports and thesis preparation
    • Regular Hikes/trips/tours inside and outside Kathmandu valley
    • Guaranteed continuous guidance and individual support to students from trained journalists and professional/s
    • Practical, competitive and pro-active approach on the field as is demanded by this line of work 

    For additional information, be sure to check out Human Rights Research section on our website.

    Students can email us directly at info@internshipnepal.com or visit our website for more information.

  • Apply to City Internships

    Posted 10/24: Looking for an internship this summer, consider applying to City Internships by clicking here.

    CI is an accelerated learning provider offering immersive, in-person programs that combine practical work experience-based training with cohort-based career workshops and seminars.

    CI creates globally engaged, career-ready students. Upon college graduation, CI alumni get hired three-times faster and earn 30 percent more than their graduate peers.

  • Congressman Joyce Internship

    Posted 10/23: Intern for Congressman Dave Joyce this Spring!

    In our Washington, DC office, internships run throughout the fall, spring or summer semesters for high school and college students. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.

    In Washington, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.

     For more information click here, or contact Emma Vaughn, Emma.Vaughn@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-5731

  • Federal Reserve of New York

    Posted 10/16: Consider applying for a Summer Analyst Internship position at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

    The Summer Analyst Internship program provides undergraduates an opportunity to learn about and contribute to the work done by the Research and Statistics Group.   Over the course of the summer, our economists—whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics—work closely with Summer Analysts on long-term, academically orientated research projects as well as current public policy work. In addition to their daily responsibilities, summer analysts attend events and weekly presentations hosted by senior management. These presentations provide a broad and extensive overview of the Bank's responsibilities and operations. In addition to serving as a prime learning opportunity for undergraduates interested in economic research, the summer analyst program also establishes a strong pool of candidates for recruitment into the full-time Research Analyst position at the FRBNY upon graduation.

    We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity.  Summer Analysts usually come from strong economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science backgrounds, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity.  Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or other related fields.

    In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in economics.  

    Applications for the Summer Analyst position are being accepted now at http://www.newyorkfed.org/careers/current_opportunities.html. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by November 1.

    The Summer Analyst position is an unparalleled opportunity to work with a world-class research and policy team.

  • Ripon Society

    POSTED 10/3: Oxley Internship and Frenzel Fellowship

    The Michael G. Oxley Internship and the Bill Frenzel Fellowship honors the memory of two special leaders who provided decades of exemplary service to Congress, the Republican Party, and The Ripon Society – former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Michael G. Oxley (Ohio) and former House Budget Committee Ranking Member Bill Frenzel (Minnesota).

    Experts in pertinent public policy and the art of legislating, Chairman Oxley and Rep. Frenzel were true statesmen who represented what was right in Washington, D.C. and the Republican Party: a pragmatic mindset, a sense of decency and wit, intellectual curiosity, and an unfailing commitment the United States and its future.

    Both paid positions, the Oxley Internship is intended for those still working towards their undergraduate degree, and the Frenzel Fellowship is for individuals who have graduated college and are beginning their careers in D.C.

    As an Oxley Intern or a Frenzel Fellow at The Ripon Society, you will be responsible for assisting the organization in executing various projects that support and enhance communication within the organization and externally with government policy makers, congressional staff, and Ripon Society members.

    Key Job Functions:

    • Conduct research and help write Ripon Society documents
    • Conduct research on legislation from policy makers, assist in developing programming ideas
    • Edit and write other communications
    • Assist with The Ripon Forum tasks as needed
    • Assist with logistics associated with Capitol Hill policy discussions
    • Perform day to day administrative duties as needed

    Required Skills:

    • We are looking for an individual who has a keen interest in public policy
    • The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake writing assignments, and possess a basic understanding of government relations skills
    • An educational background in public policy, communications and political science is ideal
    • Ability to write clearly and effectively
    • Hard-working, highly motivated, and self-sufficient

    Applications for the Spring and Summer 2018 Oxley Internships are presently being accepted.

    Applications for Frenzel Fellows for Winter 2017/18 are presently being accepted.

    For more information about the Oxley Internship or Frenzel Fellowship with The Ripon Society, please contact us at info@riponsociety.org with a copy of your resume attached.  Also visit 

    http://www.riponsociety.org/internships/

  • UN Youth Advocate

    POSTED 9/29: Humanitarian Affairs Asia in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are looking for Youth Advocate for the United Nations. More information on the program, can be obtained from the UN Information portal at :http://reliefweb.int/job/1223261/youth-advocate-un. Grateful if you could disseminate the information to your greater students population.

     The Youth Advocate requires to serve a minimum placement of 7 months in Bangkok, Thailand from January to July 2018. Kindly inform interested students to send in their CV to UN@humanitarianaffairs.org by October 20, 2017.

  • MUDEC Luxembourg

    POSTED 8/1: The Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg has developed an exciting and unique internship program open to students studying at MUDEC each spring.  As an extension of the semester program, students are invited to apply for one of several internship opportunities in Luxembourg that will begin immediately following the spring semester and continue into July.  This is a fantastic opportunity not only for students to study in one of the capitals of Europe for a semester, but to gain significant global professional experience as well, spending nearly 8 consecutive months in the Grand Duchy if participating in the new internship program.

    Specific opportunities and detailed information regarding each will be available at Miami University's Career Fair on 13 September, 2017 from 1300-1730 in Millett Hall.  Just look out for the Luxembourg signage at the event to locate our table.  After the event, detailed information for each internship opportunity will be made available on our website.

    Summer internships are contingent upon having successfully completed the preceding spring semester at MUDEC, and there is still time to apply for spring 2018!

    Many of our opportunities do not have language requirements, so do not be discouraged if you lack proficiency in French or German.  For the summer internship extension only, the fee covering housing and other required items will be approximately $1,721.

    While the regular MUDEC program and the new internship extension are open to all majors, area-specific internships will be offered in Political Science, Languages, Journalism, Communications, all areas of Business/Finance/Marketing/Accounting, Nutrition, Public Health, Fine Arts, European Studies, International Studies, Professional Writing, and Media Studies.

    Please contact Jordan Land with further questions or to apply for the program!  See you at Career Fair!
  • The Center for Education Reform

    Are you ready to make a difference in the U.S. education system? Do you want to gain knowledge about ed policy? Do you have a knack for research and strong communications skills?

    If so, we want you to intern at the Center for Education Reform (CER), the leading voice and advocate for education reform in America!

    As a CER intern, you’ll be working in all aspects of education policy, including research, advocacy, legislative affairs, and public relations. Here are some bullet points for your future resume:

    • Research current education issues by collecting data, analyzing reports, and preparing policy briefs.
    • Support outreach efforts to members of Congress, state legislators, charter-school leaders, and the media.Maintain contact info for policymakers, charter-school leaders, and other key stakeholders.
    • Contribute to our blog, e-newsletter, and clips report with interesting and topical content.
    • Help with mailings, press releases, database entry, filing, and answering the phone. 
    • A stipend is available to cover travel and food.

    Intrigued? Send your resume and a cover letter to apply@edreform.com.

  • Intern with U.S. Rep Warren Davidson

    POSTED 8/23: Rep. Davidson is looking for interns...Apply Today by following this link.

    Congressman Warren Davidson, Republican Representative from Ohio’s 8th district is looking for highly motivated and qualified students to intern in the Washington D.C office.

    The Intern Experience
    As in intern you will experience the day to day operations of how politics work in our nation’s capital. You will have an integral role in the office where you will be assisting the congressional staff and Congressman in numerous ways, including:

    • Giving tours of the Capitol to constituents
    • Doing research projects and assignments on legislative issues to assist the Congressman and the legislative staff
    • Attend hearings and meetings within the Capitol about important topics facing our country
    • Going to catered receptions on and off Capitol Hill where you can network with fellow interns and staff
    • Constituent services, delivering important documents throughout the Capitol Hill Complex, and many other exciting tasks

    Spending a semester in our nation’s capital is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where students learn new skills, gain knowledge of the policy process, and establish a professional network. Your experience and connections will serve as a strong foundation for your intended career in the public sector.

    How to Become an Intern
    Becoming an intern on Capitol Hill is very competitive, yet rewarding. If interested, please go to our website and fill out the application. We have 3 intern sessions with the following application deadlines:

    • Fall Session: August 31
    • Spring Session: December 31
    • Summer Session: March 31

    Past interns have: attended competitive graduate programs, worked in the Ohio State Legislature, and secured employment on Capitol Hill.
    If you have any questions feel free to call our office at 202-225-6205.

  • Connie Pillich for Governor

    Posted 8/21: Connie Pillich for Governor

    Our internship is designed to train college students and recent post-grads to become community organizers and political leaders. Interns will learn skills that will prepare them for entry-level positions on political campaigns. These skills include mobilizing communities, organizing political events, volunteer recruitment, and managing campaign data. We are looking for students with a passion to elect Democrats in Ohio.

    Internships are available with flexible hours and will likely include some of the following activities:

    • Voter contact, recruitment of volunteers, and the training of the new set of volunteers.
    • Campaign research encompassing a variety of information ranging from issue briefs to public record research.
    • Assist in the planning, promotion and execution of campaign events.

    Who are we looking for?

    • Smart, energetic, and fun people who are interested in gaining experience and involvement in politics • Strong computer and internet skills (Microsoft Office, internet research, email, social media etc.);
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality work product;
    • Available to intern 10-15 hours per week;
    • In the process of earning a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field.
    • Recent post-grads are encouraged to apply!

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume, and at least three professional references by email, with the subject line “Friends of Connie Pillich Internship 2017” to pillichcampuscoordinator@gmail.com.

  • Political Science Internships Available in Nepal!

    posted 10/25: Intern in Nepal!

    Are you in pursuit of a fantastic package of informative, educational and aesthetic internships- a major overturn in their career, and in a good way? This might be just the opportunity to kick start their career!

    We are up and about with extremely fresh, reliable and dynamic internship packages which provide the perfect cornerstone for students’ career starting this next year. Internship Nepal brings to you packages of Law, Human Rights Research and Political Science Internships 2018! We start the season with a whole new dynamics in a blend of enthusiasm, improvement and reliability. Internship Nepal Announces limited vacancy for Internships 2018!

    While all this, our hugely regarded Law, Human Rights and Political Science Internship program is more objective-driven than ever; the program comes blended with following inclusions and activities:

    • Accommodations - Food / Wi-Fi/ Homestay at surprisingly affordable costs
    • Placements in various organizations working in the field of Human Rights
    • Data facts recollection, active research and statistical analysis
    • Brainstorming, interaction sessions and presentations
    • Interviews with renowned personnel in this line of work
    • Library visits, reports and thesis preparation
    • Regular Hikes/trips/tours inside and outside Kathmandu valley
    • Guaranteed continuous guidance and individual support to students from trained journalists and professional/s
    • Practical, competitive and pro-active approach on the field as is demanded by this line of work 

    For additional information, be sure to check out Human Rights Research section on our website.

    Students can email us directly at info@internshipnepal.com or visit our website for more information.

NEWS FOR STUDENTS

  • 2017-18 POL Awards and Recognition

    Awards and Honors

    Please consider applying for the Glosik, Karmol, Best, and Pomerene Scholarships by writing a cover letter detailing why you think you should be chosen for the scholarship and how you fit the scholarship criteria. Please pay particular attention to the class (i.e., Junior or Senior) standing specified in the award. Identify two faculty members in the Political Science Department who we can speak to about your qualifications. Email your cover letter along with a current resume to Professor Chris Kelley (kelleycs@miamioh.edu) by 5PM on Monday February 12th (late applications will not be accepted). You must be returning for the 2018-2019 school year to qualify for some of the awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in April 2018.

    Visit the website for additional information about each award.

  • Global Health Case Competition

    Posted 12/7:

    Miami University Global Health Alliance will be hosting their second annual Global Health Case Competition this coming Spring.

    Students form teams of 4-6 and a global health case brief is provided to them 1 week before the presentations. There is a panel of alumni judges involved in global health judging the teams and ultimately ranking them. The first place team gets to go to Emory's International Case Competition in March. 

    Miami University's case competition will be held on February 11 (case release on February 4). Students can either register as teams of 4-6, or as individuals and be randomly assigned to a team at the discretion of the organizers. Each team must have representation from at least three different schools at Miami (EHS, FSB, CAS, CCA, CEC).

    Click here for the Facebook event

    To register as an individual, click here

    To register as a team, click here

    Please contact MUGHA Co-Presidents Savannah Boerger at boergesn@miamioh.edu or Zaheer Choudhury at choudhza@miamioh.edu or with any questions about the event or registration. 

  • APWA Graduate Scholarship

    Posted 12/4: Scholarships Available!

    The Ohio Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is issuing two $1,000 scholarships to Graduate Students majoring in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a closely related field.

    THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28TH, 2018

    Go to http://ohio.apwa.net for details