The Department of Political Science encourages all its students to seek internships during their college careers. The opportunities for practical learning are enormous. The benefits for career training are obvious. The department will assist students in identifying appropriate internship opportunities, preparing application materials and assessing assigned academic materials for credit hours. 

Students from USD have had great success in securing internships at local, state, federal and international levels, in all branches of government, in the private and public sectors. When academic requirements are met, students can earn academic credit for substantive internships.

Customized Internship Information

For More Information Contact

Mary Pat Bierle
Instructor Undergraduate Internship Coordinator
Dakota Hall 223D
605-677-6317
MaryPat.Bierle@usd.edu

Cassandra McKeown
CJUS Internship Coordinator
Dakota Hall 117
605-677-8821
Cassandra.McKeown@usd.edu

Lynita Newswander
Graduate Internship Coordinator
Dakota Hall 129
605-677-6547
Lynita.Newswander@usd.edu