Political Science 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: Students hoping to do an internship with Washington Seminar should first make sure they have applied for needs-based funding available available through Washington Seminar and from the FHSS college grant program.  Information about these opportunities can be obtained from the Washington Seminar office.

For those interested in Experiential/Inspiring Learning funding, please be aware that the Political Science Department awards such funds through faculty-led programs (meaning students cannot directly apply for this funding source). Please contact the faculty member overseeing the program for which you are seeking funding and ask him/her to request funding on your behalf. Questions? Contact carina.alleman@byu.edu.

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/