Students learn at IGS through traditional scholarship and hands-on experience.
Programs for undergraduates include summer internships working in state and local government, and semester-long internships in Washington DC. Grants are available to support undergraduate and graduate research projects. IGS is also the Berkeley home of the Gardner Fellowship, a yearlong post-graduate service fellowship.
IGS provides financial and educational support to select doctoral candidates in political science and related fields. Students receive office space and other administrative support, but even more important is the informal educational process that occurs at IGS. Faculty members mentor students, exposing them to a rich intellectual environment that can include independent study with a professor, research experience, or simply the vigorous discussion at the traditional IGS afternoon tea.
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