Politics - Internships

Internships for credit are available with:‌

  • The Connecticut state legislature
  • Local governments
  • Public interest agencies
  • The federal government through a semester-long program of study in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. internships:

  • The White House
  • Cabinet departments
  • Congressional offices
  • Special interest groups

Connecticut internships:

  • Connecticut state legislators in the city offices of Bridgeport
  • First Selectman's office of the Town of Fairfield
  • International Executive Service Corps
  • Save the Children

City of Bridgeport Internship Program:

In 2013, Fairfield University, in partnership with the City of Bridgeport, set up a new internship program to place students with Bridgeport city government agencies. Administrators of the program will work with students to place them in city agencies that match their academic majors and interests such as the Mayer's office, the animal shelter, the environmental science office, the city attorney's office, etc.

For a full list of opportunities and responsibilities, check out the webpage.

Research and Study Abroad 

A number of our majors have been awarded Fulbright scholarships for research and study abroad. In recent years, recipients of Fulbrights have studied in Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Morocco, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.

Recent Internships for Fall 2014/Spring 2015:      

  • Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition
  • Mercy Learning Center
  • City of Bridgeport departments/lawyer's offices
  • Save the Children                 
  • Daniel Malloy Campaign (Governor of Connecticut)
  • Rep. Jim Himes office
  • Kevin Coyner’s campaign for state rep from Fairfield 

For more information, contact Edie Cassidy at ecassidy4@fairfield.edu

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