Internships

The internship is a core requirement of the Master of Public Policy degree required during the summer between the first and second years. Students can pursue internships in any policy field or employment sector. The minimum requirement is 400 hours.

We keep an active list of re-occurring opportunities in federal, local and state governments.

We do have limited financial aid for students accepting unpaid internships with nonprofit organizations and government entities. Click here for additional details.

We recommend that you prepare early. Some internships have early fall application deadlines (e.g. the CIA, the U.S. Department of State, and many private sector consulting firms). 

 

American Association of People with Disabilities

Internship in Federal Government
Deadline
usually early January for 10-week summer internship

Paid summer Congressional internships for students with disabilities. Year-round internships at the AAPD office.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Internship in Federal Government
Deadline
typically early February

Paid 10-week summer internships with CDC in Atlanta.  See chart for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Congressional Budget Office

Internship in Federal Government
Deadline
Varies

Paid summer internships with focus on budget and policy analysis, including health policy internship. Health policy internship for graduate students offered fall, spring, summer.

EPA: National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program

Internship in Federal Government
Deadline
typically early March

Paid full-time summer or part-time academic year fellowships in an EPA office or laboratory.

Federal Career Intern Program

Internship in Federal Government

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program

Internship in Federal Government

Paid internships for students enrolled in degree programs. Placements are in federal agencies.

Orion Grassroots Network

Internship, Fellowship or Full-time Position in Advocacy/Direct Service

USAID Global Health Fellows Program

Internship in Federal Government

Paid internships throughout the year in Washigngton, D.C. and abroad.

White House Internship Program

Internship in Federal Government

Unpaid fall, spring, and summer internships in Department of the President and Department of the Vice President.  See restriction for quarter-system students.