Additional Internship Opportunities
Judith Herndon Legislative Fellows Program
This WV legislative internship enables a student to work directly with a legislator in either the Senate or the House of Delegates. Beginning in January, the intern works the 60-day session with the assigned legislator. In addition to the experience acquired through the program, the student earns 12 semester credit hours. The deadline for the application is mid-October and requirements include completion of 60 undergraduate hours, submission of three letters of recommendation, a transcript and a written essay on a specified topic. Herndon Legislative interns perform research and are responsible for various staff functions. In addition to job-related responsibilities, participants develop an understanding of the politics of legislation, legislative research, bill drafting, the role and function of committees and the executive-legislative liaison. Contact Dr. Rob Rupp, Department Chair of History/Political Science for more information.
This competitive legislative internship provides the opportunity for a Wesleyan student to complete a one-week educational experience observing the actions of a lawmaking body. The student will be assigned to a specific senator or delegate who will guide the intern throughout the legislative process. The student may be asked to attend specific committee meetings, to view floor sessions, and to aid their supervisor with research projects or constituent requests. The student must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior who has completed at least one course in government or political science. Contact Dr. Rob Rupp, Department Chair of History/Political Science for more information.
FBI Computer Science/Computer Information Science Fellow
Wesleyan has an ongoing internship with the Clarksburg unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigations for a student majoring in computer science or computer information science. A committee composed of Wesleyan faculty and staff selects our recommended candidates; final selection is determined by the F.B.I. Each student will be required to undergo a complete background check that will result in an F.B. I. Security Clearance. The internship can range from one semester up to two years and is unpaid.
WV Governor's Internship Program
The WV Governor's Internship Program is a competitive, summer employment opportunity for college students. In order to be eligible for the program, a student must:
- be a student at a West Virginia college or university, or a WV resident attending an accredited college or university elsewhere
- have completed at least one academic year of study at an accredited college or university by June 2002
- have a cumulative college or university GPA of at least 3.0
Students may access the application and program information by visiting the program's web site at www.wvgip.org. In addition, students should contact the A & CC to discuss alumni links available in conjunction with this program.