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

  • Congratulations Hannah Shepherd

    Posted 10/16:

    Congratulations to Hannah Shepherd who was the winner of the AEI Policy Proposal Competition. Hannah spoke about the need for a holistic approach when it comes to mental health care. In particular, she advocated for mental health screenings in grade school and mental health evaluations and care for prison inmates. Congratulations also to Allie Berding and Chris Mattress who were runners-up. Chris spoke on investing in at-risk youth while in school as a way to combat the difficulties we see in the criminal justice system. Allie spoke on how we might ensure better ensure the safety of students when it comes to speaker protests on college campuses.

    AEI Policy Competition Finalists

    In the above picture are the Competition Finalists and the AEI Executive Council.

  • Law Day - October 18, 2017

    Shriver Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Law Day in Shriver Center, 10/18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • POL Student Spotlight: Rachel Reeves

    Congratulations to POL's Rachel Reeves for receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship! Rachel along with two other students will be receiving the Gilman Scholarship, funded by the US Department of State, to help fund their study abroad experiences this upcoming spring.

    These students are three of the 850 American undergraduates selected from over 2,700 applicants for the Spring 2017 Gilman Scholarship Program. Rachel (Political Science, East Asian Languages and Culture) will be spending the spring semester in Chengdu, China with the USAC Chinese Language and Culture Program.

    In addition to the Gilman Scholarship, Rachel also received scholarships from Freeman-ASIA, a program administered by the Institute for International Education and funded by the Freeman Foundation to increase the number of undergraduate students studying abroad in Asia. Congratulations Rachel!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Janus Forum October 25, 2017

    The Fall 2017 Janus Forum will be held on October 25, 2017 at the Wilks Theatre in the Armstrong Student Center at 6 p.m.

    • Speakers: Alice Rivlin and David Walker
    • Debate Question: Is the National Debt the New Road to Serfdom?

    Janus Fall 2017

  • 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.
  • Paid Position Mayor's Race

    Posted 10/17: 

    Mayor John Cranley's campaign is looking for paid Get Out The Vote canvassers. They will pay $10.10 per hour and have the following shifts available:

    Shifts are available October 28 & 29 as well as November 4-6

    All interested candidates can email Jessica Baker at Jessica@Johncranley.com or call her at 513-549-6278.
  • 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.

  • International Affairs Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!

    Posted 10/11: Spring Capital Semester Program: January 17 – May 4, 2018

    www.DCinternships.org/CS

    Final Application Deadline: November 10, 2017

    Summer Institute on Economics and International Affairs Program: June 2 – July 27, 2018

    www.DCinternships.org/IEIA

    Early Application Deadline: December 5, 2017 - 5% tuition discount

    Spend your spring or summer in Washington, DC and prepare for your future! The program allows students to intern in the field of international affairs while earning academic credit in economics and foreign policy.

    LIVE

    In the summer you will live just blocks from the national monuments, State Department and White House on the campus of George Washington University. Semester students live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood close to the Library of Congress and Supreme Court. Fully furnished housing and roommate matching is provided as part of our comprehensive program.

    LEARN

    Earn course credit while you intern! You will earn 3 to 9 academic credits in the summer or 12 credits in the spring. Our unique curriculum is designed to complement your DC experience with upper level foreign policy, government and economics courses. Academic course credit is provided through George Mason University and taught by top rated faculty from GMU and other top local universities.

    INTERN

    An international affairs internship is one of the most important investments you can make in your future. Based on your interests and skills, you will be placed in an internship in the Washington, DC area. We have been creating academic internship experiences for almost 50 years and work with over 300 top organizations in DC.

    Internship placements include:

    • Embassies

    • International non-governmental organizations

    • Federal agencies

    • Congressional offices

    • Think tanks and policy groups

    CONNECT

    Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. Our comprehensive program is designed so you can make valuable professional connections and practice your networking skills in a real-world setting.

    We offer a number of networking opportunities to enhance your internship experience and maximize your time in DC:

    • Mentor Program

    • Professional Development Seminars

    • Roundtable Discussions & Networking Receptions

    • Site Briefings at Key Washington Institutions including the State Department, U.S. Institute of Peace and World Bank

    APPLY NOW – 5% Discount

    Make plans for your spring or summer now! Visit www.DCinternships.org to begin an online application today. Applicants interested in participating in the Spring program should complete their applications for the final deadline of November 10. Those interested in the summer program are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of December 5 to receive priority admissions and scholarship consideration as well as a 5% tuition discount.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    We strive to make the programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students regardless of financial status. Scholarship awards are granted based on need and merit with over 70% of students receiving full or partial funding.

    Questions may be directed to admissions@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

  • Scoville Fellowship

    Posted 10/6:

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine month fellowships in Washington, DC, focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues.  Founded in 1987 to develop and train the next generation of leaders on a range of peace and security issues, the program has awarded 176 fellowships to date.

    Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in peace and security.  The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment.  Benefits include a $3,100 monthly salary, health insurance, board and alumni mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course.

    Application Deadlines:

    Spring 2018: October 2, 2017 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2018)

    Fall 2018: January 5, 2018 (begin July 15 and October 1, 2018)

    For further information please contact:

    (202) 446-1565, info@scoville.org, www.scoville.org

  • Pickering Fellowship

    Posted 10/5: The 2018 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship application will be open soon!

    The Pickering Fellowship is one of the State Department’s premier diversity recruitment programs for the Foreign Service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:

    • Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in fields related to the Foreign Service such as business administration, economics, public policy, international affairs, and other relevant fields.
    • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
    • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy.


    The application for the 2018 Pickering Fellowship will open on October 16th via our Pickering Fellowship page, which can be accessed here. Prospective applicants are encouraged to survey this page to assess their eligibility and review expectations if selected. All applications and recommendation materials must be received by January 12, 2017 in order to be considered.

    30 fellowships will be awarded to Graduate Fellows only. Those who are currently seniors or those who have already completed their undergraduate studies are eligible to apply.

    If you have any questions or need additional information about the Pickering Fellowship, please feel free to contact pickering@twc.edu or 202-238-7991.

  • 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.

  • Environment America

    Posted 9/25: Environment America

    We’re looking for smart, driven students who work well in a team and have a passion for environmental issues.

    Environment America focuses on timely, targeted action to win tangible improvements in the quality of our air, water, and places we love. We work hard hard and do whatever it takes to make lasting change. And we’re hiring!

    Specifically, we’re hiring our 2018 class of Environment America Fellows and Digital Campaigners to help run powerful campaigns for the environment.

    Change is hard work and we’re looking for the smart and passionate young people who will drive that change for the years to come.

    We all want to see change happen. But wanting it and posting on Facebook about it isn’t enough. That’s why we need you.

    We need students from Miami University to join our fight and become leaders who will stand up for our health and environment.

    The Fellowship program is a great entry point to environmental advocacy. During your 2-year fellowship, you will learn everything that you need to know to become an advocate for issues like stopping climate change, clean air and water and protecting our parks and wilderness areas.

    As a Digital Campaigner, you will assist our campaign team by running a powerful digital campaign to solve problems like global warming, fracking, and our reliance on fossil fuels.

    If you are interested in applying, visit our website at jobs.environmentamerica.org to fill out an application.

    I’m looking forward to speaking with you more about our positions!

  • U.S. PIRG is Looking For Seniors!

    posted 9/25: U.S. PIRG is about standing up for the public interest and doing all we can to win – the same approach that over the past 45 years has helped us win literally hundreds of victories. Because of these laws and other policies, people are recycling more and wasting less, buying healthier and safer products, getting a better deal on credit card fees and student loans, driving cleaner and safer cars, drinking cleaner water, and living longer, healthier lives.

    We’re looking for smart, passionate, and driven students who work well in a team and want to make a tangible difference. Specifically, we’re hiring our 2018 class of U.S. PIRG Fellows and Digital Campaigners to help run powerful campaigns for the public interest.

    We need students from Miami University to join our fight and become leaders who will stand up for what’s right.

    The Fellowship program is a great entry point to fact-based advocacy. During your 2-year fellowship, you will learn everything you need to know to become an advocate for issues like consumer protection, government reform, and modernizing our elections.

    As a Digital Campaigner, you will support our campaign team by running a powerful digital campaign to tackle problems like the overuse of antibiotics and overturning Citizen’s United.

    If you are interested in applying for one of our positions, visit our website at jobs.uspirg.org to fill out an application.

  • Paducah Police Department

    Posted 9/15

    Paducah Police Department Police Recruitment Flyer

  • 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.

  • Orr Fellowship Post-Graduate Opportunity

    Posted 8/25: The Orr Fellowship is now accepting applications.  A fellowship representative, Kasey Woomer, will be on campus September 7 to speak with interested students.

    The Orr Fellowship is a two-year post-graduate fellowship that connects talented young individuals with start-ups and high growth companies. The Orr Fellowship is open to all majors and is looking for students who are interested.

    Application Requirements are as follows:

    • Cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher (students with as low as a 3.2 GPA and extensive leadership experience may be considered)
    • Strong interest in entrepreneurial business and/or organizational leadership
    • Demonstrated leadership potential (leaders in on and off-campus organizations/athletics)
    • An expected graduation date of December 2017 or May 2018 with one or more undergraduate major 

    If interested in applying, please visit the Orr Fellowship's website at www.orrfellowship.org

  • Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Internship

    Posted 8/25: Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Internship

    The Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is extending an internship opportunity to the students in the Political Science Department at Miami University. During this internship, students will work closely with the emergency management team on community preparedness projects, emergency planning, exercise design, and County mitigation strategies.

    This internship, although unpaid, will grant students the opportunity to learn about the field of emergency management, and will equip them with invaluable knowledge and experience with County emergency preparedness and response actions.
    Participants can obtain valuable in-depth experience in emergency management and other related fields. In addition, interns will:

    • Work with an innovative team in the field of emergency management
    • Contribute to community projects
    • Get relevant experience for resume building
    • Develop confidence walking into an interview with numerous examples to use
    • Obtain a greater understanding of career possibilities and areas of interest
    • Gain marketability for employment opportunities after graduation

    Interested students should contact Emily Lakamp, at Emily.Lakamp@hamilton-co.org, and should include a copy of their resume and completed internship application for review.

  • 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 8/21: Internship Nepal offers students an opportunity to students for internships in law, political science, and human rights research

    Internship Nepal comes blended with the following inclusions and activities:

    • Accommodations-Food, Wi-Fi, and Homestay at affordable costs
    • Placements in various organizations working in the fields 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 and tours inside and outside Kathmandu valley
    • Guaranteed continuous guidance and individual support to the students from trained journalists and professionals
    • Practical, competitive and pro-active approach on the field as is demanded by this line of work

    If interested in exploring opportunities with Internship Nepal in Kathmandu, you can email info@internhsipnepal.com or visit their website for more information. 

    To apply fill out the online application here.

  • Mike DeWine Internship

    posted 8/17: Mike DeWine for Ohio

    Mike DeWine For Ohio is searching for motivated and interested interns in their Columbus office for the Fall of 2017!

    Mike DeWine For Ohio is Attorney General Mike DeWine’s official Gubernatorial Campaign. By joining Team DeWine, students will experience great networking opportunities, gain a better understanding of state politics, learn how political campaigns are run, and assist a great public servant as he runs to become the next Governor of Ohio. 

    Please contact Tim Lanzendorfer for more information and an application. 
  • 2018 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

    POSTED 8/14/17: The Rangel Program is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for its 2018 graduate fellowship. NOTE: The application deadline is September 21, 2017. The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $37,500 annually toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master's programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2018, must have GPAs of at least 3.2, and must be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org.  The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University.     

  • Intern with U.S. Rep Steve Chabot

    POSTED 7/6: Rep. Chabot is looking for fall 2017 interns...Apply Today: email a resume, cover letter and writing sample to joe.abner@mail.house.gov.

    Chabot internship

  • Butler County Democratic Party Internship Program

    Posted 4/20: The Butler County Democratic Party is seeking ambitious and hard-working people to support our coordinated campaign efforts. We are currently focused on research and organizing projects as well as on various local and statewide campaigns. We look for interns on a rolling and ongoing basis to assist with our daily operations. Interns will be responsible for helping to support the various facets of the party. They are as follows:
    • Field and Organizing
    • Political Data/Targeting
    • Volunteer and Voter Outreach
    • Communications
    • Information Technology
    • Operations
    • Research
    • Administrative
    • Finance
    • Voter Protection

    The ideal candidate must be high energy, efficient, well-organized and be able to think on his/her feet. We are looking for people who can multi-task, work well with deadlines and under pressure and are strongly committed to Democratic ideals. Candidates with excellent oral and written communication skills are preferred.

    Interns will work primarily out of our headquarters in downtown Hamilton. There are limited opportunities to work in the field with regional chairs in Middletown, West Chester and Oxford. There are opportunities for evening and weekend hours as well as during the regular ‘business’ day. We will accommodate school and work schedules. If you are enthusiastic, excited about politics and want to learn, this is a great opportunity to see things from the inside. This rewarding and valuable opportunity is a non-paid internship, but can frequently be applied toward credit for school.

    To be considered for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to butlercountydems@gmail.com.

    Butler County Democratic Party
    224-226 Park Avenue
    Hamilton, OH 45013
    (513) 896-5201

  • Environment America Needs Seniors!

    posted 1/26: Environment America is currently looking for seniors to participate in a fellowship with the organization to "defend the progress [they've] made and stay focused on what America can do and must do for our environment". 

    Environment America is looking to recruit a team of staff that will work to:

    • Protect the bees by banning toxic chemicals that are helping to drive bees and other pollinators toward extinction.
    • Commit more communities and campuses to 100% renewable energy and to fight to keep more fossil fuels in the ground
    • Protect the parks and places loved by all.
    • Most of all, they're committed to inviting everyone to join, regardless of political divisions, Environment America strives to protect the same environment that everyone lives in.

    For more information on Environment America, click this link and to apply for a job with the organization, click this link.

  • U.S. PIRG is Looking For Seniors!

    posted 9/25: U.S. PIRG is about standing up for the public interest and doing all we can to win – the same approach that over the past 45 years has helped us win literally hundreds of victories. Because of these laws and other policies, people are recycling more and wasting less, buying healthier and safer products, getting a better deal on credit card fees and student loans, driving cleaner and safer cars, drinking cleaner water, and living longer, healthier lives.

    We’re looking for smart, passionate, and driven students who work well in a team and want to make a tangible difference. Specifically, we’re hiring our 2018 class of U.S. PIRG Fellows and Digital Campaigners to help run powerful campaigns for the public interest.

    We need students from Miami University to join our fight and become leaders who will stand up for what’s right.

    The Fellowship program is a great entry point to fact-based advocacy. During your 2-year fellowship, you will learn everything you need to know to become an advocate for issues like consumer protection, government reform, and modernizing our elections.

    As a Digital Campaigner, you will support our campaign team by running a powerful digital campaign to tackle problems like the overuse of antibiotics and overturning Citizen’s United.

    If you are interested in applying for one of our positions, visit our website at jobs.uspirg.org to fill out an application.

  • Scoville Fellowship

    Posted 10/6:

    The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine month fellowships in Washington, DC, focusing on arms control, peace, and international security issues.  Founded in 1987 to develop and train the next generation of leaders on a range of peace and security issues, the program has awarded 176 fellowships to date.

    Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in peace and security.  The program is open to all U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment.  Benefits include a $3,100 monthly salary, health insurance, board and alumni mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course.

    Application Deadlines:

    Spring 2018: October 2, 2017 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2018)

    Fall 2018: January 5, 2018 (begin July 15 and October 1, 2018)

    For further information please contact:

    (202) 446-1565, info@scoville.org, www.scoville.org

  • Orr Fellowship Post-Graduate Opportunity

    Posted 8/25: The Orr Fellowship is now accepting applications.  A fellowship representative, Kasey Woomer, will be on campus September 7 to speak with interested students.

    The Orr Fellowship is a two-year post-graduate fellowship that connects talented young individuals with start-ups and high growth companies. The Orr Fellowship is open to all majors and is looking for students who are interested.

    Application Requirements are as follows:

    • Cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher (students with as low as a 3.2 GPA and extensive leadership experience may be considered)
    • Strong interest in entrepreneurial business and/or organizational leadership
    • Demonstrated leadership potential (leaders in on and off-campus organizations/athletics)
    • An expected graduation date of December 2017 or May 2018 with one or more undergraduate major 

    If interested in applying, please visit the Orr Fellowship's website at www.orrfellowship.org

  • Sen. Sherrod Brown Internships

    POSTED 8/1: The Cincinnati office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is seeking interns for the fall of 2017 Semester. Interns in Senator Brown’s Office work on a wide range of projects with staff.  Our internships are designed primarily for the educational benefit of students currently enrolled in college and are unpaid. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the office administration, activities, working with constituents, developing special programs, writing briefings, and attending community events.  As an intern, you will: Gain insight into the workings of a Senate office and the federal government Speak with constituent on the phone, or at special events Open and distribute constituent mail, review incoming correspondence Assist the staff with casework requests Improve your writing skills and customer service skills Research legislative issues, monitor Senate committees Complete projects and briefing requests as assigned Hours and duration of the internships are negotiable. To apply, please contact Stuart_Zorn@brown.senate.gov. For additional information, please call Senator Brown’s office at 513-684-1021.

  • OH Democratic Caucus

    POSTED 8/1: The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is currently seeking motivated, politically-minded individuals to join the OHDC Internship Program for the 2016 election cycle from when they return to school in August until November 15th.

    Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to have the following qualities:
    • Interest in politics, government, campaigns and/or public affairs
    • Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to multitask and manage time effectively
    • Strong attention to detail

    Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to perform the following tasks:
    • Work with the caucus on upkeep and maintenance of donor database
    • Donor research
    • Produce weekly news clips of House candidates and opponents
    • Analysis of campaign data
    • Direct voter contact by phone and/or door
    • Other duties as needed

    Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to gain the following skills:
    • Wide ranging knowledge of campaign strategy and targeting
    • Research and tracking techniques
    • Data tracking and upkeep
    • Familiarity with NGP VAN and VoteBuilder software


    Interested applicants should submit a resume to Alyssa Wischmann at awischmann@ohiodems.org

  • Republican Leadership Initiative opportunity

     Posted 1/5/16

    Republican Leadership Initiative

  • Internships in Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley's office

    ONGOING: Mayor John Cranley's office is now accepting applications for spring, summer, and fall internships. If interested, send your resume and writing sample to cranley.internships@cincinnati-oh.gov

    cranley

  • Rep. Wenstrup Internships

    ONGOING:  Rep. Wenstrup’s is looking for spring interns in his Cincinnati office. 

    Spring Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by November 15th
    Summer Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by April 15th
    Fall Session – Preference will extended to those who submit applications by July 15th

    Visit his Internship Application website to apply.

  • Paid Research Apprenticeships

    ONGOING: 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
  • Center for American Progress-Communications Internship

    ONGOING: 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.

  • The Borgen Project

    ONGOING: 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

  • Cornerstone

    ONGOING: 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 mcantrel@cgagroup.com. 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

NEWS FOR STUDENTS

  • Oxford City Council Debate

    Posted 10/16:

    Come to the Oxford City Council Debate at 7:30 in Wilks Theater on October 18

    Sponsored by the Miami Student

  • Juniors- Apply for the Goldman Prize

    Posted 10/10: A new era for the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize

    Juniors, Proposals are now being accepted for budgets up to $11,000 that support a year-long self-designed research, service, or creative project.

    Deadline: December 1, 2017

    Open now to all current juniors/rising seniors graduating in May 2019.

    Applications available at Old Manse: 401 E. High St.

    http://miamioh.edu/fellowships

  • Foresight Project

    Want the opportunity to win money while sharpening your analytical skills and increasing your political knowledge? Want to distinguish yourself from others? Then join us for the second year of “The Foresight Project” as we conduct a political forecasting tournament, starting on September 25th and lasting for about 9 months. Registration will close on October 25th. To sign up, go to there is a problem handling links. and we will be in touch very soon.

     The rewards...

    Forecasting tips based on insights from The Good Judgment Project

    Feedback from a battery of psychological and political tests that highlight your strengths and weaknesses on related characteristics

    Regular feedback on forecasting accuracy after questions close

    The top 2% of participants will be given a $500 Amazon gift card

    100 of the next most accurate participants will be given a $100 Amazon gift card

    All others will be thanked with a $25 Amazon gift card

    The top 10% of forecasters will be featured on the Foresight Leaderboard throughout the year

    Participants will be asked to:

    Complete a 45-minute battery of political and psychological tests to predict forecasting accuracy.

    Take a 10 min training module about forecasting accuracy.

    Make predictions for at least 25 questions throughout the year at a time of your choosing. We will post roughly three questions online each week, for example, "Will Kim Jong-Un launch a military strike against one or more countries before Dec 31, 2017?" Select at least 25 questions and update them until the question closes.

    After each question closes, you will receive accuracy feedback to improve the accuracy of your forecasts.

  • Join the Ethics Bowl Team!

    Like debating important social, ethical, and global issues? Join Miami’s Ethics Bowl Team! 

    The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is a national organization that provides students an opportunity to compete in a debate style tournament focused on ethical issues. Students are judged on their understanding of facts, articulation of ethical content, argument presentation, and responses to opposition. Topics span all sorts of disciplines including science, medicine, sustainability, business, and more. So they desire a diversity of majors. It's a great way to learn about new topics and to gain critical thinking as well as speaking skills. Many former Ethics Bowl participants believe that Ethics Bowl preparation and competition helped them develop important skills that they continue to use in their jobs today. 

    For more information about Ethics Bowls and how they work, click this link. Currently, the team meets each Tuesday from 8 pm- 9 pm in the lobby of Benton Hall. Because the Ethics Bowl Team has official University sponsorship we will be able to compete against other universities and colleges. If you have any questions or an interest in joining, feel free to contact Matthew Marino by email at marinomg@miamioh.edu