MPA Internship Requirement

An internship in the Master of Public Administration Program involves field placement with an appropriate agency, normally a unit of government or a not-for-profit organization, which is designed to provide the student with a first-hand work experience in which the student is expected to apply his or her academic knowledge. Students are required to work 300 hours as a participant-observer gaining experience in areas such as program development, evaluation strategies, budgeting, process mapping, report preparation, or general administrative activities.

The following list represents organizations that students have had success finding internships placements with during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Agency Agency Type
U.S. Probation Office • Albany, GA  State/Local Government
Lanier Technical College • Dawsonville, GA State Government
English Language Institute • Valdosta, GA State Government
Valdosta Public Works • Valdosta, GA  City/County Government
Glynn County Board of Commissioners • Brunswick, GA  City/County Government
VSU Strength and Conditioning • Valdosta, GA  State Government
Josiah Christian School • Valdosta, GA Nonprofit domestic-oriented
Dept. of Family and Children Services • Newnan, GA State Government
City of Fernandina Beach • Fernandina Beach, FL  City/County government
Wild Amelia • Fernandina Beach, FL Nonprofit domestic-oriented
AmeriHealth Caritas • Baton Rouge, LA Private Organization
VSU Political Science Dept. • Valdosta, GA  State government
VSU Athletics • Valdosta, GA  State government
Lanier County Board of Commissioners • Lakeland, GA City/County government