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Internships offered through the MPA program allow our students to:
Gain in Valuable & Practical
Experience Work with Area Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Earn up to 3 Hours of Graduate Credit
20 Hour Paid Per Week Internships
These positions involve an appointment as a Graduate Assistant by the Department of Public Administration and Policy Analysis. Interns are paid at stipulated graduate assistant rates and receive a tuition waiver.
Interns are placed with public and nonprofit agencies and perform a variety of duties such as:
Management Information Systems
Other Activities as Required by the Agency
Currently our program has three graduate students working as graduate assistants. These individuals assist in the PAPA office, help fellow students or prospective students with questions regarding SIUE or the MPA program. These individuals also assist professors as needed and work on the the department newsletter, brochure, and plan department events. A graduate assistant can also be assigned to a particular professor to work on research or grant work.
Currently there are MPA students working in internship positions. These positions are with the following agencies:
City of Ferguson
City of Troy
City of O'Fallon
St. Clair Housing Authority
Madison Community Development
Madison County Planning & Development
For more information and an internship application, please contact:
Dr. Julie Pietroburgo, Internship Coordinator
Public Administration and Policy Analysis
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Alumni Hall, Room 3128
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1457