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SPA Internship 101 – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
*Students who have attained graduate level status through the 4+1 advanced degree program or the traditional MPA or MPP degree programs should consider internship and other work-learning opportunities (research assistant, service-learning, volunteer and project work) to enhance their education, when they have no prior experience in public service or their work/career interests, or will be transitioning to a new area of interest in which they hope to build expertise. Graduate students who wish to earn academic credit for internship must perform a minimum of 300 total work hours and participate in PAF584 Internship, during a semester, to earn a maximum of three (3) credits, as an elective course in pursuit of the MPA or MPP degree.
Academic credit is awarded as a pass/fail grade. All course assignments, total hours of work and work projects must be completed satisfactorily to earn a passing grade.
Students should follow recommended steps in the SPA Application for Internship and the Internship Timeline and Checklist. The documents are located on the SPA Internship website’s main page. Here are graphics of the basics steps and required documents.