MPA Internships

The program does not require an internship but we strongly encourage pre-service students to participate.


Internships take two semesters, starting in either the summer or the fall, and are designed to coincide with students' final projects. Students are required to have completed at least half of their course work before enrolling. Interns register in Capstone I and meet as a class in addition to performing their internship duties.

Internship Placements

Recent internships for MPA students have found them serving a variety of organizations such as the New Orleans Kids Partnership, Save the Children, and the St. Bernard Parish Government.