Academics

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

  • 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

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