Recent Internships

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Charles Crabtree

Charles Crabtree (MPPA '17) wants to be an economics officer in the U.S. Foreign Service. His internship this summer at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) brought him one big step closer to his career goal. Crabtree worked in ITA’s Memphis office, where he served as a resource for local businesses looking to export their products abroad. And this internship, Crabtree hopes, will position him well for the job he wants after graduation.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Michael Havlin

Michael Havlin (MPPA ‘16) met many professional contacts through his summer internship. Havlin spent the first part of the summer as a policy and events consultant for Joe Baldacci, a city councilor in Bangor, Maine. "I combined my previous experiences and expanded my professional network,” Havlin says. “I worked with policy and political professionals that I would one day like to work for, like the Maine Center for Economic Policy, the Maine AFL-CIO and the Maine People’s Alliance. I feel like I’m in a good position to find a career after graduation."


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.