Joint Degree Programs | Pepperdine University | School of Public Policy

Joint Degree Programs

Juris Doctor/Master of Public Policy (JD/MPP)


The required 240-hour Summer Internship should be selected in an agency related to the student's area of specialization and must be completed prior to the first semester of the second year. Such agencies may be local, state, or federal government; nonprofit organizations; or an international experience in a non-U.S. setting to prepare for foreign service after graduation. The internship should provide a perspective on how the methods and theories learned in the cases studied in the classroom may find practical expression in non-textbook and complex real-life settings.

View the video to get a student's insight on the summer internship component of the Pepperdine's Master of Public Policy program.


See the list of the internships that previous Public Policy students have completed.


Student Internship Information and Forms

Summer Internships and Procedures and Requirements
Internship Agreement Form
Release of Liability Form
Internship Completion and Evaluation Form
Supervisor's Internship Evaluation Report