College of Arts & Sciences Political Science

For Students

Prospective Students

The legendary Dr. Bill Farber, long-time Chairman of the USD Political Science Department, strongly encouraged all his students to participate in some kind of internship program which bridged the connection between the classroom and the professional work world. 

Our Department has an extremely active internship program which places students as close to home as the South Dakota state capital in Pierre and as far away as the British Parliament in London.

Academic Credit

The following materials are required of students completing internships for academic credit: 

  • Verification letters
  • Weekly reports
  • Mid-term and final evaluations from student and internship supervisor
  • Analysis paper (8-10 pages: undergraduate)

ContactUs  Undergraduate Internship Coordinator
Mary Pat Bierle, Instructor
(605) 677-6317
MaryPat.Bierle@usd.edu