Internship Work

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

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