Connecting coursework to real experience is a key ingredient in your public policy education. Public policy concentrators have gained experience in a variety of local and national organizations, including
- The White House
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Rhode Island Governor’s Policy Office
(through the Licht Internship program, a year-long paid 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. The Taubman Center’s career development consultant will help you find an internship that complements your academic and career goals. In keeping with our high standards, we require funded internships to be at public or nonprofit organizations involved in the formulation, implementation, or evaluation of public policy.
Funding Your Internship
All public policy concentrators are eligible to apply for up to $3,500 in internship funding to pursue a summer internship under the Happy and John Hazen White Sr. Internship program. The Taubman Center also administers the Governor Frank Licht '83 Internship, which funds an academic-year internship in the Rhode Island governor's policy office.
The Taubman Center offers a variety of resources 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