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Master of Public Policy


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.

Student Internship Information and Forms


It is the student's responsibility to follow the internship procedures and requirements as well as to ultimately secure a summer internship.

Internship Agreement Form

The internship agreement acts as a preliminary agreement between the School of Public Policy student interns and the company/agency for whom they intern.

Release of Liability Form

Supervisor's Internship Evaluation Report

In order for the students to receive full academic credit for their experience, this report must be received in the Career Services Office within four weeks of internship completion.

International Travel Abroad Checklist