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.

A copy of the MPA Internship Handbook may be accessed by clicking here

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