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Why is the Summer Internship important here at the School of Public Policy?

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This needed prerequisite for graduation is more than just a requirement. The minimum 240-hour Summer Internship allows you, the student, the occasion to take the methods and theories learned in the classroom, and to apply this knowledge in a real world, non-textbook setting. It also allows for you to build your network and creates a potential employment opportunity upon graduation. It is highly recommended that you exceed the minimum 240-hour requirement so that you can have a meaningful practical experience. You are strongly encouraged to choose an internship within your specialization(s) or areas of interest. Approved agencies may include local, state, or federal government; nonprofit organizations; private sector; or an international experience in a non-U.S. setting. Most importantly, once you find an internship of interest, it must be approved by the Director of Career Services prior to you beginning the internship.

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If you need help with your internship search or have additional inquiries, please contact the Career Services office at 310.506.7488.