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.
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.