Political Science Internships: Towards Best Practices, edited by Renée B. Van Vechten, Bobbi Gentry, and John C. Berg, offers mentors, educators, and administrators a toolkit for improving, or beginning, an internship program based in political science.This collection, gathered from various members of the academic political science field, offers an examination of various internship plans and methodologies designed to guide students on the path to eventual employment. From advice on preparing students for internships to tips on the best way to navigate the network of existing DC internships, Political Science Internships is prepared to help readers through all levels of the internship process.
Dr. Van Vechten is a professor of political science and former APSA Council member who holds the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair in American Politics and Policy at the University of the Redlands. Gentry is a youth voting scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater College. Berg recently retired from Suffolk University and is the founding chair of the Section on Political Science Education as well as a former chair of the New Political Science Section.
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