MPA Approved Internships

Below is a list of pre-approved MPA internships by area of interest.  Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive, and only lists internship organizations that are the most common amongst MPA students. 

Students are welcome to find an internship at different government and non-profit agencies. Additional internships may be listed on the MasterCat Newsletter, D2L or sent via email notification.  More internships can also be found on the SGPP undergraduate internship website. Please consult with Jeff Winkelman (, Assistant Director for Career Development, if you are unsure if the internship organization of interest is eligible for academic credit.

Students interested in Federal Internships can find more information here.

Upcoming Internships

Department administrators and community partners can submit internship announcements to or

Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is offering a paid, 20-hour per week INTERNSHIP that is anticipated to run from June 2024 through June 2025. The Intern will work as part of the Arizona Competitiveness Team (ACT), which researches and advises other ACA teams about how Arizona’s tax policy, regulatory policy and business climate compare with that of other states and how those matters affect Arizona’s competitiveness in attracting, retaining and expanding businesses in targeted industries.

Click here to view more details on this internship and apply.

Application Deadline: unknown

Whether you are a student looking for an internship or a federal agency or corporation looking for an intern, we feel confident that we can help you in your pursuit. We are always in search of the best and the brightest to fill our many internship opportunities. We are also looking to partner with government and corporate sector organizations interested in developing the next generation of dedicated public servants and business leaders. Our website contains information about our mission, upcoming program dates and deadlines, and ideas about how to get involved with our organization. Any race/ethnicity is eligible – do not need Hispanic heritage; and all majors are eligible. Various internships are available in Spring, Summer, and Fall.

  • Deadline: June 28, 2024 (Fall 2024 session)
  • Citizenship: Most positions require U.S. citizenship, per security clearance requirements. Students legally authorized to work in the U.S., DACA students, and permanent residents are still encouraged to apply. 
  • Website:

TANGO is looking for a graduate student for a paid summer internship opportunity! This intern will support research for evaluations and policy papers, conduct quality control of field data, and support analysis of data.  Click here for more details.
TANGO is a global leader in food security, livelihoods, and resilience. They provide institutional and technical support to organizations working to alleviate hunger and poverty among vulnerable populations around the world. 

Application Deadline: Unknown

The Digital Media Engagement (DME) team of the Department of Veterans Affairs will have remote internship opportunities for the 2024-2025 academic year.  Internships with DME primarily focus on social media, content creation and management, graphic design, writing and editing. Thanks to the skills and talents of hundreds of amazing interns, DME is one of the U.S. government’s most successful student internships. 
DME interns work in various departments: accessibility, analytics, human resources, project management, graphic design, newsletters, podcasts, research, social media, prompt engineering, transcription, web development, writing, and editing. Volunteers are also welcome! 

Internships open in February 2024.  For more information, check out our website and the VSFS internship page.

The National Redistricting Foundation (NRF) seeks an intern for the Litigation & Policy Department to assist the team. Legal interns will be supervised by the Director of Litigation and Policy and will work to help manage our litigation portfolio, analyze legislative measures, work on new case development, and generally support the broader team. Duties include conducting legal research and analysis to develop theories supporting new litigation or projects, helping coordinate internal and external communications regarding litigation, drafting and reviewing legal memoranda and review education/advocacy materials, and other duties as assigned.

More details on this internship can be found hereBoth Spring and Summer internships are available.

Application Deadline: Unknown

List last updated: 5/13/24

Pre-Approved Organizations

Note: Organizations marked with an asterisk (*) are new additions.