College of Arts & Sciences

Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service


The Thomas S. Foley Institute, Washington State University, the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology consider an internship a career enhancing experience. Internships integrate academic studies with work in a practical arena. In addition to bridging the gap between formal schooling and work, they often function as a launching pad for careers. Students are also offered the opportunity to earn course credit while gaining direct, hands-on experience.

See Internships in a Nutshell to learn more about the program specifics.


A record number of WSU students are currently spending the semester as interns across the country, from working for members of the U.S. House of Representatives to working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Internships are offered during fall, spring, and summer school sessions.

Our placements page lists the organizations that have hosted WSU interns over the past several years. One of our most popular programs is with the Washington State Legislature in Olympia. Click on Internships in Olympia at left to learn more about the fabulous opportunities afforded by this specific program.

More Information

A public service internship coordinator is available to arrange student placements in legislative offices, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations. You may obtain additional information by contacting the internship coordinator in the Foley Institute offices, Bryan Hall 316, or by calling 509-335-3477.












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