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.
|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|