Through the program's elective internship option, students work on a policy project and apply relevant theory and technical skills to a public policy issue. Students with substantial prior public policy work experience may prepare a substantive analysis of some prior public policy experience, rather than undertaking a new experience. The internship will normally be completed in the third year of the program.
Our Internship Guidelines (DOC) provide specifics on course requirements.
Sample Internship Projects
- Policing in Massachusetts: Setting a Policy Agenda
- Foster Parenting in Maine: A Study of Those Who Cease to Foster
- The Impact of Welfare Reform on Individuals with Disabilities in the TANF System
- Process, Politics and Policy: What's Wrong with the 3Ps Model of Congressional Policy-making
- Action for Boston Community Development Documentation Project
- Homeless Management and Information Systems
- Legislative Advocacy as it is Conducted By and For Congressional Staff
- The Deerfield River Comprehensive Agreement: Public Participation in Hydropower Relicensure in Massachusetts and Vermont