Internships are an integral part of the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy's program, allowing students to gain professional experience and make valuable connections while pursuing their individual interests in depth.
School of Public Policy students intern at a wide range of places — government offices, nonprofits, think tanks, private organizations — where they expand on what they've learned in the classroom, develop new skills for their future careers, and begin building a professional network. The SPP internship is designed to be flexible to meet the needs and professional interests of each student. Some of our students’ internships turn into job opportunities.
Meet some School of Public Policy students and learn about their internship experiences.
Find detailed information on our Internship Requirements page.