Kelsey Barowich (MPP '16) was an intern at the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC), a nonpartisan nonprofit that aims to get more women elected and appointed to local, state and federal political office. “You might not be writing or voting on policy, but without an organization like MWPC there would be a lot missing from our political system here in Massachusetts," Barowich said.
All SPP graduate students are expected to complete a policy or administration internship of at least 35 hours a week for 10 weeks or the equivalent. The internship must employ some of the skills the student has already learned at SPP and be relevant to his or her intended career path. Students must submit a completed internship contract before the start of the internship. After completing the internship, both students and supervisors must complete an evaluation.
Students may petition to waive the internship requirement if they can document substantial professional experience in their field of interest. To be eligible to waive your internship, you must have a post-undergraduate, professional level experience of one year or more that is related to your field of study and career goals. To apply fo a waiver fill out the Internship Waiver Form with requisite documentation.
All required internship forms are located below. The intern's evaluation form can be filled out electronically but is also available as a downloadable PDF.