Internship Program – Department of Public Administration; College of Health and Public Service

Undergraduate Students – Program Requirements and Who to Contact

Nonprofit Leadership Studies

Students register for PADM 4310 Community Service Internship in either the fall or spring semester of their last year to gain hands-on experience in a supervised setting.  Prerequisites:  students must meet individual employer’s requirements and obtain consent from the undergraduate program coordinator.

  • Academic Requirements: Learn more about PADM 4310 and the requirements for the Community Service Internship. If you have questions about PADM 4310 or the internship requirements, contact Jodi Vicars-Nance.
  • Meet Your Internship Specialist: Your Internship Specialist can assist you with searching for an internship position, writing an effective resume, preparing for interviews and other aspects of the internship process. Contact Aaron Anderson.

Urban Policy and Planning

  • Academic Requirements: Learn more about the requirements for PADM 4920. If you have questions about PADM 4920, contact Rachel Rachel.
  • Meet Your Internship Specialist: Your Internship Specialist can assist you with searching for an internship position, writing an effective resume, preparing for interviews and other aspects of the internship process. Contact Aaron Anderson.

Graduate Students – Program Requirements and Who to Contact

Public Administration, MPA

The purpose of the MPA internship is to provide pre-career students the opportunity to gain administrative experience in a public or nonprofit organization. It is required of all MPA students, unless they have a waiver of the requirement from the MPA Program Coordinator. Students interested in pursuing the MPA as In-Career or Mid-Career students are encouraged to send an email to the MPA Program Coordinator at mpa@unt.edu prior to New Student Orientation.

Internships must be paid and at least 440 hours of employment. If one internship is less than the minimum number of hours, an additional internship must be completed to receive academic credit for PADM 5800. Pre-career students must register for PADM 5035 in the first or second semester of the program and before beginning an internship appointment. This course prepares students for the internship with resume and interview preparation, and discussions of professional and ethical conduct. Pre-career students must register for PADM 5800 in the semester that coincides with their final internship hours.

  • Academic Requirements: Learn more about PADM 5035 or PADM 5800 and the requirements for the MPA Internship Credit. If you have questions about PADM 4310 or the internship requirements, contact the MPA Program Coordinator.
  • Meet Your Internship Specialist: Your Internship Specialist can assist you with searching for an internship position, writing an effective resume, preparing for interviews and other aspects of the internship process. Contact Aaron Anderson.
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