UTSA and the Department of Political Science & Geography offer students numerous opportunities to enhance their education and to ease the financial burden of earning undergraduate and graduate degrees. The federal and local governments, corporations, lobbying organizations, and non-profit groups offer internships to enhance students' university experiences. Some internships are paid; others are volunteer positions. In most cases, students receive university credit. The university also aids students in locating and applying for grants and scholarships and trains students as Supplemental Instructors. The Department provides additional opportunities for M.A. students, such as Research Assistant positions and Teaching Assistant positions.

All of these opportunities provide valuable experience and are excellent assets for your resume. These awards indicate to graduate programs and potential employers that you stand above the rest.

A message from the Internship Coordinator:

Fellow Roadrunners,

I am Javier Oliva and I am proud to serve as your internship coordinator for the department. As you obtain an outstanding education at UTSA, please know that you can capitalized on your education by obtaining career experience through our internship program. We have various opportunities that can complement your studies in preparation for your career in politics, law, geography and global affairs. We can place you in elected officials offices, political campaigns, district attorney’s office, law firms, non-profits and city county and federal offices as well private businesses. Please contact me below if you have any interest in obtaining academic credit towards your major or minor in our department at the address below. I look forward to finding a great fit that will enhance your education and experience at UTSA.

Javier Oliva


Javier Oliva, JD

Professor of Instruction

Political Science and Geography


Internship Opportunities

Noblis Internship link 1 and link 2. For GRG/POL/LGS

Geography Internships

  • National Geographic Society Geography Intern Program
  • SAWs
  • American Association of Geographers
  • City of San Antonio
  • San Antonio Housing Authority
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Waste Management
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • CPS Energy
  • Versar
  • Eagle Ford Shale
  • San Antonio Parks and Recreation
  • US Census Bureau
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • San Antonio Museums

Politics and Law Internships

  • White House Summer 2019 Internship
  • Philip Cortez, State Representative District 117
  • San Antonio River Authority
  • Joaquin Castro Democrat for Congress Summer 2018 Internship
  • Gina Ortiz Jones Digital/Communications Internship
  • Gina Ortiz Jones Congress Field Fellowship Program
  • Internship Program: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
  • D8 Policy Internship Opportunity Councilman Manny Pelaez
  • Internship with the Texas Politics Project
  • Internship with Congressman Henry Cuellar
  • Internship Opportunity with Congressman Lloyd Doggett
  • City Council District 6 Policy and Communication Internship
  • TexPIRG Internship
  • Internship Opportunities with Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff
  • Internship Opportunity with Congressman Gallego- San Antonio Office
  • Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) Paid Internship
  • U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett Internship

Geography/Political Science

Intern: Public Outreach (Edwards Aquifer Authority)

Global Affairs Internships

The Department of Political Science & Geography does not support any political candidate or political party and internship postings are not political endorsements. The department encourages students to take part in internships to learn about the political process.

Internship Registration Form