Political Science and International Relations

Democratic and Republican Campaign Internships for the Fall

Pick your party:

State Senator Bryce Reeves (R) is seeking interns to work on his re-election campaign. Interested students should email a resume and cover letter to Brit McKenzie at brit@brycereeves.com.

Ned Gallaway, the Democratic challenger in the district, is looking for campaign interns. Interested students should email a resume and cover letter to Tim Cotton at tbc@gallawayforsenate.com.


UMW professor named 2015 Asia Studies Fellow

Surupa Gupta, associate professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected as a 2015 Asia Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. For more, click here.

Internship opportunity in China Studies at CSIS

The Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies is accepting applications for internships for Fall 2015. Click here for more information.

Every Vote Counts

Voting is a way of life for most people. Regaining the right to vote poses no easy task for convicted felons who have served time in prison.

Benjamin Hermerding aims to turn that around.

A political science major at the University of Mary Washington, Hermerding interns with the Commonweath’s Restoration of Rights Department  that restores voting rights to convicted felons who have served their prison time. Within the past few years, the Richmond Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office division has granted them more rights than in any other time in Virginia’s history, according to Hermerding. For more, click here.


 UMW Student Wins Naval Academy Essay Award

University of Mary Washington senior Christian Perkins won the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs essay competition, presented at the organization’s 55th annual conference that took place in Annapolis, Maryland in April. For more, click here.


Face of Feminism