Internships in History & Political Science

Take Advantage of Our Location

There are numerous internship opportunities available to students majoring in History, Political Science, and Global Studies. All of the department’s students benefit from the University’s proximity to the state capital and the Ohio History Connection. Global Studies majors have access to an expanding range of internships thanks to the growth of the Columbus metropolitan area and its international business connections. Internships are an ideal way of getting “real world” experience to get a head start on your career!

In recent years, students in our department have interned with:

  • The Ohio House of Representatives
  • The Ohio Senate
  • Members of the Ohio delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Office of the President of the United States
  • Local historical societies
  • The Ohio History Connection
  • Columbus area law firms
  • The Columbus Public Library system
  • Campaign offices of candidates for state and national political offices

The Washington Semester Program

Otterbein University is a member of the Washington Semester Program, an exciting opportunity at American University in Washington, D.C. that offers 13 different programs for full credit. Students live in Washinton, D.C. for a semester while taking part in this once-in-a-life-time opportunity. Three days per week are spent on activities that include field trips, reading assignments, discussions, debates, class presentations, and over 50 lectures by guest speakers. The other two days are spent performing an internship in an area of your choosing. You might find yourself interning for a senator, the Department of Justice, or a major media outlet.