Resume Sample - Political Science


Keith S. Jackson

Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email Address


Proactive, self-motivated, and goal-oriented team player seeking a part-time position in the government relations or related department. Offering an understanding of the legislative process and ability to perform at a high level in challenging environments to improve communication and efficiency within the department.



Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in General Business, Expected: Month Year 
Lee Honors College, GPA: 3.82/4.00 

Work Experience

Government Relations and Corporate Affairs Intern, Kellogg's, Battle Creek, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Independently research issues and legislation pertinent to company needs.
  • Draft and distribute materials to the executive management committee.
  • Compose letters to members of congress and others who influence company-related legislation.

Lloyd Meeds Policy Fellow, Preston Gates Ellis and Rouvelas Meeds LLP, Washington, D.C., Month Year-Month Year

  • Wrote two weekly reports to firm clients.
  • Tracked and researched pending legislation.
  • Researched and presented a client development opportunity to a member of Congress.
  • Monitored press and Capitol Hill publications for issues of interest to the firm’s clients.

Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Washington, D.C., Month Year-Month Year

  • Created the brief for the Senator’s trip to Israel, Jordan, and Iraq.
  • Attended a closed meeting with Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister.
  • Researched issues and pending legislation to facilitate responses to constituent mail.
  • Assisted Deputy Legislative Director to award Tuskegee Airmen the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • Worked with Deputy Legislative Director to research new legislation on school-based healthcare.

Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Mark Schauer, Lansing, MI, Month Year-Month Year

  • Facilitated responses to constituent mail.
  • Resolved constituent unemployment, workers compensation, and tax issues.
  • Consolidated unemployment system feedback and reported it to Consumer and Industry Services.



  • Golden Key International Honour Society, Year–Present
  • Volunteer on Woodlawn Preschool’s Capital Campaign Committee, Year–Present
  • Member of the Battle Creek Community Foundation’s Finance and Investment Board, Year–Present
  • WMU Western Student Association – Senator and Student Affairs Chair, Year–Year
  • WMU Student Alumni Association – Liaison to Western Student Association, Year–Year
  • WMU Residence Hall Association – Executive Board National Communications Coordinator, Year–Year



  • Dean’s List, Year–Year
  • WMU Alumni Association Legacy Scholar, Year and Year
  • Southwest Michigan Exchange Club Student of the Year, Year
  • The Jeff Robideau Award for Meritorious Scholarship in Management, Year–Year
  • Western Michigan University Medallion Scholar, Year–Year


Volunteer Experience

  • American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life” participant, Year–Year and Year
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Year
  • Battle Creek Community Foundation Outdoor Movie, Year

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