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An education with us isn’t limited to the classroom. Set yourself apart with experiential learning and grow your knowledge by applying it.


Internships help lay a foundation for your career. And oh, the places you’ll go! Thanks to our location in North Carolina’s state capital and our talented faculty and alumni base, the School of Public and International Affairs can help you start building your own network as you plan for your career.

Our students participate in wide-ranging internships — in both the public and private sectors — in North Carolina, Washington, and across the world. Explore our internship pages and let us help you find the position that’s right for you.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad provides a valuable perspective for students hoping to work in public administration, diplomacy, politics and more. You will gain unique insights by studying in places like China, France, South Africa and Cuba — just to name a few.

NC State Study Abroad


Undergraduate Research

Training Proficient Pollsters

Political science graduate Joseph Bond focused on polling in his undergraduate research project.

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Take advantage of the chance to conduct research alongside our amazing faculty. Visit the NC State Office of Undergraduate Research website for more information about starting research as an undergraduate.

Office of Undergraduate Research

We offer a limited number of J.W. Pope Foundation undergraduate grants for student projects in political science. Student awardees receive $4,000; their faculty advisors receive $1,000. These awards are for top students who undertake work of the highest quality. For more information, contact Professor Andrew J. Taylor.