Master of Public Administration
- What is an internship?
- What kind of academic work is required?
- What can I expect to do at my placement?
- How do I find a placement?
- How do I make the most of my experience?
- In what internships have MPA students participated?
What is an internship?The Internship experience is a key opportunity to put into practice the concepts and theories of public administration. It is critical in gaining experience, building credentials and networking for future professional opportunities. A three-credit internship is required of all students, and students may apply up to 6 credits of internship experience toward the degree. Interns are expected to:
- Complete 200 hours of service for their placement
- Engage in substantive work that addresses real issues
- Provide professional-quality work product
UVM MPA interns practice locally, nationally and internationally. From local town government to national policy research and international program assessment, UVM MPA interns tackle projects of substance and interest to them.
Internships are required for all new students who enter the MPA program as of Fall 2010. Students must take at least 3 credits of internship experience, but may apply not more than 6 credits to the degree program. Internship policies are available online.
MPA internships provide an experiential, real-world learning laboratory for our students to explore public management issues in real time and real organizations. Internships have two components: academic course work and work for your placement.
intern's learning experience and should be structured with their learning objectives foremost.
|Past MPA Program Internships|
|Livable Community Project Intern||AARP Vermont|
|Legislative Advocate/Budget Transparency Researcher||AARP, One Vermont|
|Project Assistant "Ladies First"||Abenaki Project|
|Special Project Assistant||Adirondack Community Trust, Lake Placid, NY|
|Legislative Intern||Agricultural Legislation|
|Development Assistant||Altai Conservancy|
|Intern||American Cancer Society|
|Policy Research||American Pain Foundation|
|Event Planning Assistant/Gallery Attendant||Burlington City Arts|
|Development Intern||Camp Takumta|
|Outreach Intern||Cathedral Square|
|Project Planner||CEDO Parallel Justice Project|
|Head Resident - College Residential Life Internship||Champlain College|
|Public Policy Intern - Report of Continuum of Care||Committee on Temporary Housing|
|Office Intern||Congressman Peter Welch|
|Intern Field/Political Dept||Democracy for America|
|Marketing and Development Intern||First Night Burlington|
|Intern||Fletcher Allen Comm. Health Improvement Office|
|Secretary/Treasurer Internship||Green Mountain Chapter, IAEI|
|Legislative Intern||House & Senate Agricultural Committee|
|Law Intern||Jarvis and Kaplan|
|Community Outreach Intern||Ladies First - Abenaki Parnership|
|Rural Economic Development Legislation||Legislative Committee on Agriculture|
|Field Director||Les Otten for Governor|
|Project Assistant||Local Motion|
|Administrative Intern||Middlebury College Athletics|
|Intern||NW Counseling & Supportive Services, Inc.|
|Public Policy Intern Program - Forest Health/Non-native Invasive Species Project||Redstart Forestry|
|Campaign Internship||Sanders for Senate|
|Media Intern||Shumlin for Governor|
|Public Policy Intern Program - The Creative Economy & Business Regeneration in VT||Snelling Center for Government|
|Public Policy Intern Program - Medical Health Care Project - Media Assessment||Snelling Center for Government|
|Public Policy Intern Program - Public Policy Analysis||Snelling Center for Government|
|Public Policy Intern Program - Green Mountain CarShare||Snelling Center for Government|
|High School on the Move Program Intern||State of Vermont, Department of Education|
|Thursdays Event Coordinator||The Intervale|
|RFP Development Intern||Town of Colchester|
|Human Resources Policy Intern||Town of Jericho|
|Grant Researcher||Turning Point Center|
|Planning & Evaluating Intern, Allocations & Agency Relations||United Way of Chittenden County|
|Vital Communities Internship||Upper Valley Housing Coaltition, Altai Conservancy|
|Ethiopia Aid Program Evaluation Analyst||US State Department|
|(CSAP) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Fellow||VDH - Div Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs|
|Intern||VDH - Div Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs|
|Intern||Vermont Democratic Party|
|Public Health Intern||Vermont Department of Health|
|HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program Intern||Vermont Department of Health|
|Community Public Health, Burlington Substance Abuse Coalition Intern||Vermont Dept of Health|
|Research and Funding Internship||Vermont Econmic Progress Council|
|Legislative Intern||Vermont House of Representatives, Rep. Kupersmith|
|Legislative Intern||Vermont House of Representatives, Rep. Lorber|
|Transitional Jobs Internship||Vermont Works for Women|
|Assistant Town Manager||Village of Essex Junction|
|Administrative Intern to Village Manager||Village of Essex Junction, Vermont|
|Community Development Projects Assistant||Village of Lake Placid|
|Public Policy Intern Program - Energy Savings in Vermont||VPIRG Clean Energy Advcate|
|Grant Systems Intern||VT Community Foundation|
|Organizing and Research Intern||VT Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals|
|Assistant to Development Director, Fundraising||Women Helping Battered Women|
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