SGPP Internships

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Our students intern more than 30,000 hours at nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Tucson, and beyond, each year. From internships with the Arizona Superior Court to the International Rescue Committee, close to 300 SGPP students each year gain career experience while contributing their knowledge and skills to organizations.

SGPP Internships

Summer 2024 - Submit Work Plans on the Apply page starting March 2024. Work plans are due on May 29, 2024, by 11:59 pm. 
Fall 2024 -  Submit Work Plans on the Apply page starting March 2024. Work plans are due on August 20, 2024, by 11:59 pm. 

Law majors - please check with Linus Kafka, in the BA in Law office, about law internship options.

Internship Benefits

Internships are an important part of the School of Government and Public Policy’s curriculum. Internships offer you a chance to work in an area of interest and allow you the time and experience necessary to evaluate your future career opportunities. Internships also allow you to:

  • Increase your ability to find employment
  • Opportunity to "test drive" a career
  • Accumulate new skills
  • Gain experience in your field
  • Develop a network of professional contacts

Internship Waiver

Criminal Justice Studies and Public Affairs (Formerly titled Public Management & Policy) majors may request to waive their 3 credit internship requirement and replace it with a 3 credit upper division class in their major if the following criteria apply:

  • The student is currently working 30 + hours/week in a professional capacity, the job is ongoing and permanent (not a summer job), and the student has worked at least six months at the job.
  • The student can provide proof of working previously in a full-time professional position clearly related to the student’s major for at least six months.
  • The job description shows clear relevance to the student’s major.

Contact Laureana Jones,, the SGPP Internship Coordinator for more information. 

Tuition & Fees

Internship credit is regular academic credit. Therefore, all regular university tuition rates and fees apply.

The University of Arizona Internship Policies

University of Arizona Internship Policies

SGPP Internship Manual

For a complete guide to internship policies and procedures, download the Internship Manual. After you have read the Internship Manual and this website Home, Apply and Find pages, please direct your internship questions to: Laureana Jones,

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Contact Laureana Jones, laureanajones@arizona.eduthe SGPP Internship Coordinator for more information.