Credit HoursRequired Internship Hours Per Week
3At least 10 hours
6At least 18 hours
9At least 27 hours
12At least 36 hours

HOW MUCH IS TUITION?

Students must register for at least three hours of course credit to participate. HNKLY classes are subject to standard tuition rates.  Students can calculate their tuition costs here. (Graduate, Honors, and CEL credit available).

IS IT LIMITED TO POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJORS?

No. Hinckley Internships are open to students of all majors and disciplinesClick here to see all of our internships listed by major/discipline. We also encourage students to secure thier own internships

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?

Complete the online application (view the process here). You will be required to upload:

  • Current Resume

  • Cover Letter (explaining why you feel this experience will benefit your academic and career pursuits).

  • Writing Sample (4 pages demonstrating your best writing – don’t write something new)

  • One Letter of Recommendation (can come from an academic or professional source).

  • Official University of Utah Transcript obtained from the Registrar’s Office or request via CIS.

 

HOW COMPETITIVE IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

The Hinckley Institute of Politics seeks to secure internships for all students who demonstrate independence, maturity, and responsibility. We can place and have substantive internships for all students – from incoming freshmen to graduate students.

 

WHY IS THERE A $300 COURSE FEE?

Unlike the vast majority of internship programs, the Hinckley Institute secures host office placement for students. This is a lengthy and intensive process requiring our program managers to strengthen your application, "pitch" your strengths to various organizations, as well as arrange prospective interviews on your behalf.