Government Relations Internship Opportunity
G2G Consulting LLC
is searching for an Intern/Government Affairs Assistant. G2G is a private firm that specializes in helping clients navigate government processes, at both national and state/local levels. It has offices in Washington DC, Arlington VA, Columbus OH and Cleveland. The Cleveland office is just off-campus in the BioEnterprise building.
They would expect an intern during the semester to work about 10-12 hours per week. They can be somewhat flexible with the hours, but interns must work during the business day. Please see here
for information about the internship and here
for what an intern might do.
G2G has had interns from CWRU in the past and it has been a good experience.
Opportunity to Earn Course Credit
Sometimes students want to earn course credit connected to an internship. There is no need to do that with either the G2G internship or any other. In fact, internships alone do not earn political science department credit.
However, for students who would like to earn academic credit attached to this internship, there is an established process for combining a government relations position internship with some studies to earn three credit hours for POSC 395, Independent Study. Interested students should contact Professor White, and design the project with him. Usually Professor White requires students to read a book or two, or perhaps a book and some articles, about lobbying; and then do a short report based on that reading about what they expect to find in their internship. Then he asks for biweekly reflections on what the student is observing or experiencing as an intern and how that fits the reading. Last, he asks for about a ten page paper in which the student reflects on how her or his experience teaches more than the reading, contradicts the reading, or is explained by the reading; and what further questions the student might have about government relations within the U.S. political system.
For any student who applies for the G2G position and is selected, and is interested in combining that with an independent study to earn academic credit, please contact Professor White, firstname.lastname@example.org
, about the opportunity. To earn academic credit for an internship in the Fall semester, such arrangement would need to be finalized before the drop/add date (Sept 8
Please read the attachments for information about applying. For a student who is hired and wants to do the Independent Study course, please contact Professor White as soon as possible at email@example.com
or at 216.368.2426
Please note that the Department of Political Science alerts our students to a range of opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and jobs. We do not endorse or sponsor these, and leave it to the judgment of our students what is most useful and appropriate to them.