Carroll College, Helena Montana

Professions in Political Science


Please Take Note: Occupations may require additional education and/or experience.

With a degree in Political Science you can travel to many different places to start your career. There are so many opportunities open for you. Here are some great websites that can help you begin your search for a career in Political Science. If you have other questions or need any kind of help in your search for the right career, then stop by the Career and Testing Services office. Our staff would be more than willing to help.

Career Websites


Graduate School/ Undergrad Studies

Here are some site to help you find either a great graduate school or for undergraduate extra studies in the summer or during the school year.

For more information of internship opportunities please visit Political Science Internship Sites.


If you are interested in teaching or coaching a forensics team, then you need to visit our Education Careers site. Here we have many great sites to help you break into the teaching environment. 

James Madison Fellowship Due March 1st

The James Madison Fellowship is a federal program which can help provide pre-service (as well as in-service) teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a Master's degree in a field related to the US Constitution. Over 1200 fellowships have been awarded since the fellowship's inception in 1992

The fellowship has 2 awards:

Junior Fellowship  - Awarded to outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience who intend to become secondary school teachers of American History, American Government, or social studies grades 7-12. Junior Fellows are expected to complete graduate study within 2 academic years of full-time study

Senior Fellowship-  Awarded to outstanding current teachers who are required to complete graduate schoool within 5 calendar years of part-time study


Application Requirements:

  • Be a US citizen or US National
  • Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American History, American Government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7-12)
  • Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying
  • Wait at least three (3) years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for James Madison Fellowship 

For more information on the fellowship, please visit the James Madison Foundations website

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Career Services has four computers exclusively for student career exploration activities, including several career inventories online not available from other computer terminals. 

Popular Jobs for Poli Sci Majors (

 Popular Jobs for Political Science MajorsMedian Salary (National)
Paralegal $50,900
Administrative Assistant $34,100
Retail Store Manager $51, 500
Legal Assistant $40,600
Executive Assistant $47,700
Corporate Paralegal $62,100
Claims Adjuster/Examiner/Investigator $56,600
Intelligence Analyst $81,100
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization $36,900
Marketing Manager $68,600
Legal Secretary $50,200
Customer Service Representative $34,200
Human Resources Manager $65,300
Operations Manager$70,600
Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization $62,100
Project Manager, IT $94,700
Business Development Manager $96,600
 Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer$59,500
Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist $57,500
Personal Banker $37,600