Connecting coursework to real experience is a key ingredient in your public policy education. Public policy concentrators have interned at local and national offices including
- The White House
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Rhode Island Governor’s Policy Office (The Licht Internship)
- Washington Public Defender’s Office
- American Israel Public Affairs Committee
- Legal Aid Society of New York City
- New England Small Farm Institute
- Department of Corrections
The ideal time for your internship experience is during the summer between your junior and senior year after choosing your academic focus. The Taubman Center’s Career and Employment Development consultant will assist you in finding an internship that complements your academic and career goals. In keeping with our high standards, we require funded internships to be at public or non-profit organizations that are involved in the formulation, implementation, or evaluation of public policy.
Funding Your Internship
All public policy concentrators are eligible to apply for up to $3,000 in internship funding to pursue a summer internship under the Happy and John Hazen White Sr. Internship program.
The Taubman Center offers a variety of resources and events designed to help you find and prepare for a rewarding career. We encourage you to explore the multitude of career options available to public policy concentrators. You are also welcome to connect with Taubman Center alumni who may be able to help you refine your career goals.
For more information or assistance, please contact:
Taubman Center, Room 203
Telephone: 401-863-2201 x3-7742