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 Nicholas Fanuele

Nicholas Fanuele (MPPA ’16), spent his summer interning at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, in New York City. He was stationed in the Management and Reform Section, which is a division of the U.S. State Department. The office mainly oversees U.N. administrative and budget issues, but also is responsible for making sure that an array of U.N. programs and activities are managed properly.


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.