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Internships offered through the MPA program allow out students to:
Gain Valuable & Practical
Experience Work with Area Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Earn up to 3 Hours of Graduate Credit
20 Hours Paid Per Week Internship
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 waver.
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 there are MPA students working in internships positions. These positions are with the following agencies:
City of Ferguson
City of O'Fallon
Hospice of Southern Illinois
Illinois Department of Transportation
SIUe Institute for Urban Research
St. Clair Housing Authority
For more information and an internship application, please contact:
Public Administration and Policy Analysis
Souther Illinois University Edwardsville
Alumni Hall, Room 3128
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1457
Currently our program has four 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 department newsletter, brochure, and plan departmental events. A graduate assistant can also be assigned to a particular professor to work on research or grant work.