Transfer Student Resources

The School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University welcomes transfer students from community colleges and four-year institutions. The first step to joining our dynamic community starts with your transfer admission application to the university. Admission requirements may vary for Arizona residents and out-of-state students, so you may want to contact a transfer specialist to ensure you’re on track.

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Is transferring to ASU worth it?

We are here to help!

SPGS has a full team of academic advisors and faculty to help you along your journey at ASU.  Feel free to reach out to us at any time by email spgs@asu.edu.  The school also has resources available throughout the site and on our social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Welcome to ASU and the School of Politics and Global Studies

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Understanding your syllabus

Internships and opportunities

There are multiple internship courses that the school offers throughout the year.  The application process for these can be quite long so be sure to keep track of application materials and deadlines.  The SPGS site has a dedicated page for each program where you can learn more information! You can also learn more about internships in general on the Career and Professional Development Services website.

Arizona Legislative Internship Program

Arizona Legislative Internship Program

The Arizona Legislative and Government Internship Program is a competitive university-wide program that provides an opportunity to intern full-time at a state agency, the Arizona State Legislature, the Governor's Office, or the Arizona Supreme Court during spring semester.  Participants receive a tuition and fee waiver, a stipend of approximately $4,700, and 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate internship credits.

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Political Science Internships (POS 484)

Political Science Internships (POS 484)

Students are encouraged to seek out and research different internship opportunities on their own. All paperwork and final approval must go through Dr. Woodall before the student begins the internship. If you want to find an internship or job that is just right for you, register with ASU Career Services “Career Link.”

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Capital Scholars Program

Capital Scholars Program

Experience Washington DC as an intern while earning 6 upper division credits! Intern at an organization of interest to you such as the White House, Congress, courts, government agencies, etc. While on your trip visit government agencies, attend cultural events and network with professionals from a number of fields.

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Policy Design Studio and Internship Program | McCain Institute

Policy Design Studio and Internship Program | McCain Institute

Live and intern in Washington DC for the semester with The McCain Institute for International Leadership.  Study how policy is made in the Policy Design Studio and Internship Program while earning 12 upper division credits.  Weekly seminars are taught by a former U.S. Ambassador.  Intern at an organization that interests you while gaining hands-on experience.

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Global Experience/Internship (SGS 484)

Global Experience/Internship (SGS 484)

Study abroad, volunteer or intern to gain global experience. In doing so, global studies majors experience in everyday life the global processes about which they learn in the classroom. Students develop critical skills to understand, adapt to, engage in, and contribute to situations that are impacted by global processes.

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Why intern while at ASU?

Career Services

The career services page on the SPGS website has an array of resources as you plan for life after college.  Some tips include:

Refer to the career prep checklist!  
Network
Conduct informational interviews
Volunteer
Complete internships
Join ASU organizations and clubs
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we post internship opportunities
Visit Handshake for job opporutnities

Academic tips

Here are a few things that we recommend you consider while you get accustomed to ASU.

  • Refine time management skills
  • Find study buddies, even if it is difficult to approach others
  • Read course policies carefully and check the academic calendar
  • Be sure to read the syllabus and don't be affraid to ask questions
  • Check your ASU email at least every other day during the semester
  • See your academic support specialist at least once a semester
  • Go to office hours at least once each semester
  • If you aren't sure of the answer to a question, ask!

Key academic support websites: