Political Science Major


Maine International Trade Center is seeking interns in international trade through their Future Global Leaders program.
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Why should I check out the department newsletter? Well, it has an at-a-glance look at classes being offered by HTY and POS and also has them broken down by campus and online. Plus, we've thrown in a little department news and course descriptions for topics classes being offered.
Professor Schmidt contributes to the online magazine Maine Beacon with a bi-weekly column.
A recent article published by Wired Magazine mentioned USM's new Social Media Activism minor and featured quotes by Francesca Vassallo, Associate Professor of Political Science.
Angus King and Intern
Congratulations to Autumn Duguay, Political Science major, who did her summer internship in Washington, D.C. where she interned in the office of Senator Angus King. Autumn was additionally selected for the prestigious Stennis Intern Program on Capitol Hill! Students interested in the Political Science Internship course should contact Prof. Robert Klotz (rklotz@usm.maine.edu). Reminder: Make sure to plan well in advance for your internship, so you can receive academic credit for it.
Political Science major Neal Young has just accepted a position with Vote Smart in Montana. Neal was selected for his preparation in empirical political analysis. Congratulations, Neal!
Paid internships with the Maine International Trade Center in Portland are available for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
Social Media Activism Flyer
Interested in activism through online media? USM is now offering a Social Media Activism minor for 15 credits. The minor integrates Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Media Studies, and Philosophy courses.
Joshua Dodge with Ban Ki-moon
Joshua Dodge, a political science major, is interning this semester at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York City. While working in the Host Country Affairs division, Joshua interacted with diplomats from other missions and drafted cables for the State Department. He even got to meet Ban Ki-moon, current Secretary General of the United Nations. Congratulations Joshua!
Faculty and Staff are invited to join us for a workshop entitled Challenging the Single Story on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM in Room #1 Payson Smith on the USM Portland Campus. FMI please contact us at 780-4959 or via e-mail at ksinc@usm.maine.edu


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