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MPA Internship

The MPA internship requirement is an integral part of preparation for a student’s employment in the public or nonprofit sector. The internship is a supervised, field experience in which the student participates in the functioning of a public/nonprofit organization. A graduate internship is designed to gain valuable professional experience in a career field in which the student has interest. Given its importance, the student should begin examining internship opportunities as soon as possible after beginning the MPA program. To ensure the appropriate internship placement, the student should explore as many opportunities as possible.

For more information, please see the MPA Internship Handbook.

Ready to begin the search for your internship?

Contact the MPA Program Director, Dr. Phil Jos (josp@cofc.edu, 843.953.6697) or the Program Coordinator (suessm@cofc.edu, 843.953.6690) for more information and a complete list of past internship agencies and current internship postings. 

Internship Forms

Individual Graduate Enrollment Form

MPA Internship Agreement

Employer Evaluation Form

Student Evaluation Form

Internship Request Form (For Employers)