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.