Recent Internships

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Emily Devenney

This past summer Emily Devenney (MPP ’16) was putting to work an old-fashioned skill — community organizing — for a relatively new law — the Affordable Care Act. “We canvass, attend neighborhood events and health fairs, and host our own events,” says Devenney, who interned in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Get Covered America, a nonpartisan campaign of Enroll America.


University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Angelica Carey

This past summer Angelica Carey (MPPA/MRP ’17)  worked to make it more likely that communities throughout the United States can implement plans and policies to improve the health outlook for all residents. “I have a strong belief that health and equity should always be at the center of planning and policy conversations,” said Carey. She felt at home at the American Planning Association’s Planning and Community Health Center in Washington, D.C.



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.