Politics - Internships

Internships for credit are available with:

  • The Connecticut state legislature
  • Local governments
  • Public interest agencies
  • The federal government through a semester-long program of study in Washington, D.C.

Those students who have gone to Washington have been placed in internships in:

  • The White House
  • Cabinet departments
  • Congressional offices
  • Special interest groups

Locally, students have worked for Connecticut state legislators in the city offices of Bridgeport, and in the First Selectman's office of the Town of Fairfield.

Students with interests in international affairs (business and politics) have interned with the International Executive Service Corps and such non-profit organizations as Save the Children. In addition, a number of our majors have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for research and study abroad. In recent years recipients of Fulbrights have studied in Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Morocco, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.

For more information, contact Edie Cassidy at ecassidy4@fairfield.edu