Paige Waskow '22 and Piper Cooper '22 presented their research at the Iowa Human Rights Research Conference.
Coe's Political Science Department hosted the Midwest Political Science Undergraduate Research Conference. Coe students participating were Isabelle Criag, Sam MacFarland, Ayam Shrestha, Adam Tow, Luke VanderSchaaff and Paige Waskow
Internships, Research & Off-Campus Study
As a political science major at Coe, you’ll have many opportunities to explore politics outside the classroom. In addition to internships, political science majors conduct their own research by writing senior theses, presenting work at an intercollegiate political science conference, participating in Coe’s student research symposium or preparing for a national Model United Nations simulation. Many also study in Washington, D.C. and abroad.
Coe has a Washington Term that entails living in Washington, D.C. and taking a first-hand observer course in American government. You’ll also complete a part-time internship — usually in a governmental or interest group office.
You’ll have a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad. We have programs all over the world that can enrich the study of political challenges and dynamics. Examples include ACM programs in Botswana, Chicago, Costa Rica and India.
Megan Bass '22
Megan spent Fall 2021 studying politics at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Rachael Lenmark ’18
Rachael double majored in political science and international studies. During her senior year, she interned with Linn County Election Services, where her work focused on voter education and outreach.