The Public Affairs Internship, run by the Political Science department, is an academic course in which students relate an internship experience to their study of political science. Political Science majors intern at law firms, the public defender′s office, the offices of members of Congress, non-profit organizations, the FBI, the Memphis City Council, the Mayor′s office, and many other organizations.
As required by Rhodes, the course integrates traditional academic work in Political Science with practical internship experiences. The course earns four credits/one course toward the major and it fulfills the F11 requirement toward graduation.
For more information regarding internships at Rhodes, please see the college catalogue or visit Career Services/Internships on the Rhodes website.
What follows are just a few of the organizations where Rhodes students intern:
Memphis City Council: Work directly with members of the City Council on research projects and observe Council meetings; need Tuesday afternoons and evenings available.
Shelby County Public Defender: Assist attorneys in court and with clients; prepare paperwork for cases; assist in specialized courts such as drug courts.
U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (D), District Office: Interact with constituents and provide constituent service in Congressman Cohen′s Memphis office and assist with special projects as needed.