Recent Internships

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.


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.


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.