Recent Internships

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Derek Krevat

Derek Krevat (MPPA '16) spent his summer at an internship for Americans for the Arts evaluating the group’s educational materials as part of a re-branding project and compiled an economic impact analysis of arts-related nonprofits and businesses. “I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of communities using the arts as an alternative mode of economic development, or at least a potential underlying force that can spark positive change,” Krevat said.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) student Danielle Corrado

Danielle Corrado (MPPA) interned with the International Food Information Council (IFIC), in Washington, DC, during summer 2017. IFIC describes it's mission on its website as "effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good."


Internships are a key component of the master's program curriculum, and SPP students participate in internships across the globe, gaining practical experience in policy analysis, evaluation, public administration, and management at all levels of government and in public and nonprofit sectors.

Recent internship placements include:

Nonprofit Organizations and Research Institutes

International Affairs 


Federal, U.S.

State, U.S.

Local Government, U.S.

Private Sector, U.S.