The Department of History and Political Science is dedicated to providing our students with a substantive educational experience at PLNU.  We believe that getting our students off campus and into the real world of public affairs is one of the best ways to achieve this goal.  Students intern in San Diego, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., or abroad. Some of our students complete multiple internships.  Of those interning in San Diego, our students have recently interned with:  


· American Friends Service Committee

· Assemblymember Brian Jones

· Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

· Catholic Charities Refugee Assistance

· Congressman Issa

· Congresswoman Davis

· CONNECT San Diego

· Councilmember Carl DeMaio

· Councilmember Kevin Faulconer

· Councilmember Lorie Zapf

· Councilmember Todd Gloria

· Empower San Diego

· Feeding America San Diego

· Generate Hope

· I Love a Clean San Diego

· Independent Voter Network

· International Rescue Committee

· Invisible Children

· Law Office of Kevin Lynch

· Law Office of Mary Frances Prevost

· Marston and Marston Public and Government Relations

· Mid-city Health Clinic

· Move San Diego

· Naval Base Legal Office (Point Loma)

· Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

· Office of the Mayor of San Diego

· Olivewood Gardens Community Garden

· Organizing for America

· Plant with Purpose

· San Diego County Democratic Party

· San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox

· San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts

· San Diego County Taxpayer’s Association

· San Diego County Treasurer and Tax Collector

· San Diego Hunger Coalition

· San Diego Republican Party

· San Diego River Park Foundation

· San Diego Unified School District

· San Diego Workforce Partnership

· San Diego World Affairs Council

· San Diego World Trade Center

· State Senator Joel Anderson

· Tom Shepard and Associates Political Consulting

· US Fund for UNICEF

· Youth and Leaders Living Actively (YALLA)













































“My internships equipped me with real world job experience that I could not have learned in the classroom. Without completing an internship, I do not feel that I would have been as prepared to graduate and pursue my desired career path.” - Kim Jensen ('11)