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.

 

"Working for a nonprofit that was consumer focused, I was pleasantly surprised by the role that nursing home and assisted living residents played both in driving the policy agenda and in providing feedback on policy “toolkits” and memos. I really enjoyed being able to speak directly to the people who were most directly impacted by these policies."

Internships

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 

Government

Federal, U.S.

State, U.S.

Local Government, U.S.

Private Sector, U.S.