Careers in Political Science

Political Science majors gain a broad understanding of politics and government leading to a wide range of exciting careers options. Graduates of our programs find success in a variety of disciplines within Political Science:

  • Federal Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Nonprofits,  Interest Groups, and Advocacy
  • Law
  • Business
  • International Organizations
  • Journalism
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Public Service
  • Diplomacy/ Foreign Service

UA Career Center

The Career Center’s mission is to support the overall framework for career development by promoting relevant learning opportunities necessary for career placement to ensure students and alumni receive the Akron Advantage.

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    Bliss Institute interns walk through the Rotunda in the Ohio Capital Building in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Success Program allows students to study the inner workings of state politics while earning academic credit.


    The Ray C. Bliss Institute has a nationally recognized internship program available to students of all majors who are interested in experiencing politics first-hand.  This opportunity allows students to take lessons they have learned in the class room and apply them to real-world scenarios. 

    There are many benefits of internships in the Department of Political Science, not limited to:

    • Academic course credit
    • Real world experience
    • Networking opportunities

    Bliss Interns have been placed in internships around the world!  Some of the most popular placements are in national, state, and county political party headquarters, political offices, media consultants, interest group and policy organizations, federal agencies, and law offices-- but the options are unlimited! 

    Call (330) 972-5182 to set up an appointment with a Bliss Institute representative today!