Summer Internships

All MPA candidates must complete an approved summer internship between the first and second years of study. Examples of organizations that have supported MPA summer interns include:

Profile of MPA Summer Internships

(Average of enrolled students between 2015 to 2019; numbers rounded to the nearest percent.)

55% — Nonprofit/NGO/Foundation
41% — Public Sector
3% — Private Sector
48% — Domestically Focused
52% — Internationally Focused


Part-time Academic Year Internships

Part-time academic year internships focus on state, local, and international issues. Students work for a public affairs organization devoting the equivalent of one day per week to a specific policy issue.