Resources & Opportunities


Wall Street Journal Washington Editor Gerald Seib, center, meets with some of our students and pr... Wall Street Journal Washington Editor Gerald Seib, center, meets with some of our students and professor Robin Johnson prior to his Midwest Matters lecture.
Our department is proud of its active calendar of events each year. In recent years our speakers have included a diplomat, a presidential campaign consultant; the Wall Street Journal Washington editor; an alum who is now a political activist; and academic researchers.

It is not unusual for a local politician to show up at one of professor Robin Johnson’s seminars.

We have organized campus and community discussions on foreign policy, impeachment and elections. We also co-host our campus’ Great Decisions foreign affairs series, which is more than 40 years old.

Student Organizations

Off-campus opportunities


Our students have interned at the White House; in the US Senate and House of Representatives; in the Illinois General Assembly; in law offices; and in law enforcement.

These opportunities can be found through the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships as well as by contacting your political science professors.

Semester in Washington, D.C. Emma Hildebrand '20 interned at the White House during summer 2019. She is finishing law school a... Emma Hildebrand '20 interned at the White House during summer 2019. She is finishing law school at the University of Notre Dame.

This program is hosted at American University in Washington, D.C. The Washington Semester Program brings students into contact with source materials and government institutions in the nation’s capital. In addition to regular study and a research project, students participate in the “Washington Semester Seminar,” a course consisting of a series of informal meetings with members of Congress and government officials. If you are interested, contact the department chair, professor Andre Audette or the Office of Global Engagement.

Monmouth global programs: study abroad!

Our political science students regularly study abroad. Recent locations have included France, Mexico and Spain. For more information about Monmouth’s Global Programs, contact a faculty member or visit our Office of Global Engagement.

Service and community engagement

The Center for Civic and Social Change works together with the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership, and Fellowships to help connect students with opportunities for service and community engagement. Political Science students may be interested in opportunities related to Politics and Policy, the Environment, Ethics and Social Justice, and Global Action. 


Work with a professor

Your professors are active researchers. Sometimes getting involved in a project is as simple as asking them. In recent years, students have worked with professor Robin Johnson to explore political campaign strategies and with professors Andre Audette and Mike Nelson on the link between social behaviors and political parties.

Work on your own projects

Looking for help with your own political science research projects? Here are some places to look:

Monmouth College Library’s Political Science Research Guide.
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