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Valuable real-world experience

At SFA, we believe that learning happens inside and outside of the classroom – and we provide our students with a variety of ways to get into the “real world” and see where their interests and studies can take them. 

Passionate about political science or public administration? Do you have your sights set on applying to law school or pursuing a career in law enforcement? The Department of Government offers several opportunities for you to explore careers and gain valuable experience through field trips and internships with a variety of local and state agencies, universities and more.

Field trips 

Get out of the classroom and see how your studies affect the real world. Our students have opportunities to go on a variety of field trips each year, such as the Pre Law Club’s annual field trip to Baylor University Law School. 

Internship opportunities

Students majoring in public administration, criminal justice and political science have the opportunity to complete exciting internships in a variety of organizations. Examples of past internships include:

  • City of Nacogdoches – Inspections
  • City of Nacogdoches – Human Resources
  • City of Lufkin – Human Resources
  • Nacogdoches Independent School District – Human Resources
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Center – City Manager
  • Nacogdoches County – County Attorney
  • Stephen F. Austin State University – Veterans Resource Center
  • Stephen F. Austin State University – Office of Multicultural Affairs       

SFA’s Department of Government also participates in the Legislative Internship Program, which provides students with valuable experience and networking opportunities.  

Contact

Department of Government
936.468.4408
government@sfasu.edu

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 124

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13045, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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