Supervised placement in an agency or organization which is part of, or related to, the public sector. Criteria for entering GIS 490 Internship in Political Science: 1. Class standing (Seniors have preference over Juniors) 2. Political Science GPA 3. Satisfactory completion of the Internship Program Application Procedure which includes: A. The application form and personal essay in which the student’s goals and objectives, motivations, interests, interpersonal skills and previous relevant experiences are clearly articulated. B. Two letters of recommendation from Faculty who are familiar with the student’s interests and performance in related courses. C. Interview with the Internship Coordinator. The interview will help the Coordinator to assess students readiness and degree of motivation for the internship experience, and help students explore options regarding the most suitable placements.