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Politics, BA

Careers & Internships

Do more than simply train for your profession. Graduate with an appreciation for the role of politics in life.

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John Iosefo ’21

Expand Your Horizons

I may be the first foreign service officer from American Samoa but I don’t want to be the last."

John Iosefo ’21

Internship Opportunities

Work directly with change makers while earning your degree. A partial list of student internships:

  • United States House of Representatives

  • San Francisco Board of Supervisors

  • California State Assembly

  • Clerk for the Board of Education, Hayward Unified School District

  • San Francisco District Attorney's Office

  • San Francisco City Administrator's Office

  • California Northern Pretrial Services
  • San Francisco Public Defenders Office
  • San Francisco Human Rights Commission


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Average starting salary for 2022 USF graduates in Politics
Source: USF First Destination Survey

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Our graduates get hired all over the place. Here's a partial list:

  • Apple
  • California Consortium for Urban Indian Health
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • California State Assembly
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • Common Ground Community
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
  • Dropbox
  • East Bay Regional Park District
  • Facebook
  • Google Inc.
  • House of Representatives
  • Jordanian American Association
  • KQED
  • Level Playing Field Institute
  • MedAmerica
  • Mission Housing Development Corporation
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Health Law Program
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Riff City Strategies
  • San Francisco City Attorney's Office
  • Seattle University
  • Sheriffs Office of San Mateo County
  • Treasure Island Job Core
  • University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • University of Southern California
  • US House of Representatives
  • US Senate
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Lucas Waldron '13

Visual Investigations Producer, ProPublica

USF 30 Under 30

I'm teaching students about my favorite part of what I do, the intersection of news and video."

Lucas Waldron '13

Visual Investigations Producer, ProPublica