Joint Major in History-Political Science


This major is administered entirely by the Department of History. For further information visit the History department.



The Political Science Department offers internships in New Brunswick and throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. Students with any major can earn three academic credits by working at an unpaid internship a minimum of 120 hours during the fall or spring semester (150 hours during the summer session). In the fall and spring semesters, students are also required to attend a weekly internship class. Students should consult the university schedule of classes to determine the meeting time and place of 790:481/482. The first session will be an information session to acquaint interested students with the opportunities available and the requirements of the internship program. (A similar meeting is held in late April/early May for students wishing to intern during the summer session - please consult our webpage for the specific date, time, and place of that meeting.) Special permission numbers for 790:481/482 are distributed at these meetings. Students wishing to explore the possibility of interning should contact Professor Pilch at prior to the start of the semester in which s/he wishes to intern.

Students will receive credit only for work done during the semester in which they are enrolled in the internship program. The student must obtain the program director's prior approval; credit will not be awarded for internships which have not been approved in advance.


Professor Richard Pilch
Room 106 College Hall DC
125 George Street
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
No appointment necessary








In association with the Washington Internship Institute (WII) or The Washington Center (TWC) students from all majors may spend a semester in Washington, D.C. Juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA and 12 credits in Political Science courses (including six in American government-related courses), may choose to spend a semester enrolled in the Rutgers Washington Internship Program for full academic Rutgers credit. The program includes an internship in a government, public service agency and possibly a foreign embassy, a course on a related topic given by (WII) or the Center (TWC), and completion of a major research paper which will be graded by the Political Science Department. Interested students should review the "Washington Internship Program" handout. Click here for more information about the requirements for the research paper. Contact Professor Bert Levine, the Director of the Political Science Department's Washington Internship Program, at for review of your transcript and acceptance into program. Put Washington Internship in the subject line of your email.

This program is offered in the fall and spring semesters. It is no longer offered in the summmer session.