Theory Into Practice
“My internship experience at the GAO gave me an opportunity to utilize many of the skills I have acquired in graduate school—the ability to think critically and analytically and collaborate effectively with my colleagues.”
Under the guidance of experienced practitioners, SPPA interns apply the skills and theories learned in the classroom to real-world issues. An internship is a paid work experience that also has academic value in one's program of study. Preparation for an internship (Internship Seminar--UAPP860) includes practical advice on career research, résumé writing, networking, and interviewing.
Internship benefits include:
Successful internships can be found in diverse settings and involve widely varying projects and assignments. All successful internships, however, share three traits.
Check out a list of recent internship host organizations.