Experiential Learning.


Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning Opportunities

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The Gov. Thomas Kean Summer Internship Program

• Political Science and International Relations majors and minors can apply for the Gov. Thomas Kean Summer Internship Program.

• It offers a financial stipend of $3,000 to support students (awards generally go to rising juniors and seniors) as they complete summer internships related to political science or international relations.

• Internships can be in any number of locations including federal, state or local government agencies, international organizations, political parties, campaign offices, think tanks, NGOs or community-based organizations.

Ready, Set, Engage

Community Based Learning Courses

• The department strongly believes in the value of civic engagement. Several professors have restructured their courses to encourage students “to connect academic learning with action in the world.”

• These courses “contribute to a planned strategy for addressing a community need or strengthening a community capacity that serves the common good.”

• Patrick McGuinn’s course, PSCI 316/Social Policy and Inequality in America, requires students to perform regular community work at the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris County. By learning firsthand the many public policy challenges the Interfaith Food Pantry faces, students produced reports that help this non-profit and its partners to conceive of new ways to address these social issues.