If you are in the MPIA, MID, or MPA program, you’re required to complete a 300-hour internship relevant to your academic and career goals. Internships allow you to gain firsthand, real-world experience across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Interns work in local, state, and federal government, and for local, national, and international nonprofits, as well as in the private sector.
Recently, GSPIA students interned in Belgium, Cameroon, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, South Africa, Switzerland, Uganda, Vietnam, and the United States.
If you have at least three years of professional work experience related to your field of study, you may apply for an internship waiver.