Political Science News

Politics have always been profoundly important, but their contemporary upheaval and increased attention paid to them today makes academic study of government all the more necessary. Read up on the latest happenings of Temple’s Political Science students, alumni and faculty below and contact us if you have a story of your own worth sharing. What sorts of stories belong here? The Department of Political Science examines domestic and foreign politics and policy making. From world diplomacy to healthcare to the environment, our students and faculty take a holistic approach to better understanding the entirety of the political machine so they can help guide policy and move the country and the world forward.

photo of students Jess Bird and Caroline Tynan

This month, history PhD alumna Jessica Bird and political science PhD alumna Caroline Tynan began their Mellon/ACLS fellowships at the Center for Court Innovation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, respectively.

two student interns in front of a plane on the tarmac

Last spring, Professional Development’s Experience PHL event exposed a group of CLA students to internship opportunities at the Philadelphia International Airport. Amazingly, five of them ended up in paid internships there this summer.

graphic of illustrated man relaxing and reading book

Dave Mariano, CLA ’07, is an Advocacy Advisor for the Danish Refugee Council, The former political science major has a few pieces of advice for students interested in humanitarian and/or NGO work.

photo of Angel Betancourt in graduation attire

Angel Betancourt, CLA ’19, didn’t wait until graduation last month to start looking for a job. He started that work by networking in a couple internships he had in the Pennsylvania Senate beginning last summer. It all paid off when he landed a full-time job while still a student.

Tony Perry, CLA ’12, became Middletown, N.J.’s youngest mayor ever earlier this year at just 28 years old. The political science major credits his College of Liberal Arts’ professors’ real-world lessons and push for him to get an internship with setting him up for his career.

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