Political Science Department Grants for Internships and Student Projects

Thanks to generous donors, the department has limited funding available for student internships and mentored learning projects, including field studies. Priority is given to upper-division Political Science and International Relations students. Internship students must be enrolled in at least 3 internship credits during the period in which the award is received. Students may not receive awards for paid internships or paid mentored learning experiences. The awards are competitive and based upon quality of the experience, quality of the applicant, financial need, and fit between the experience and the student's goals.

Note: Washington Seminar participants are not eligible for these grants. We encourage these students to seek funding from the Washington Seminar program or from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences (see link below).


How do I apply?

Applications are available online via Qualtrics. Please CLICK HERE to access the online application. If you have problems accessing the application, please contact carina.alleman@byu.edu.

When are the application deadlines?

Annual application deadlines are as follows:

  • Winter Semester:  December 7
  • Spring/Summer Terms:  April 7
  • Fall Semester:  August 7

Contact Department Chair Sven Wilson at: sven_wilson@byu.edu

For additional grant opportunities available from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences: http://fhssinternshipgrants.byu.edu/