If you have an interest in politics or want to see the interworkings of the government, an internship with an elected official can offer you valuable work-based learning experience.
(Most government internships will focus on the following majors: Bachelor of General Studies, Business Administration, Field Major, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Women’s Studies)
To get started, follow these steps:
Learn our program definitions.
Meet the program requirements set by each college.
**STEP 3 - For F1 Visa Students Only**
Obtain the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization form from the Office of International Education. Authorization for CPT through Co-op is valid for one semester only, so the authorization must be renewed each semester. Bring completed CPT form to the Career Development Center.
Activate your personal profile on Handshake (wichitastate.joinhandshake.com). Then, register for the College Through Career: Co-op & Internship and Resume Workshop.
Upon completion of the College Through Career: Co-op & Internship and Resume Workshop, call (316) 978-3688 for a follow-up appointment with your Career Development Specialist.
On Handshake, you can view employers and apply to internships with Kansas elected officials. Take advantage of our other College Through Career Workshops: Preparing for a Career Fair, Ace the Interview and Using Social Media Like a Pro.