The internship was developed as an option to give students without previous public/nonprofit sector experience the opportunity to work in the field under the guidance of an on site supervisor.  Interns should be looked upon as contributing staff members and given appropriate responsibilities and assignments in such areas as research, report writing, planning, administration, and public policy. Most interns serve for a minimum of 10 weeks, though some students may be able to serve a longer period. While the program encourages students to identify their own internships, we also welcome inquiries from potential sponsors. Please contact the Director of the Public Policy Graduate Program at:

Director, Public Policy Graduate Program 
318 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-6206
Phone: (541) 737-2811
Fax: (541) 737-2289

All intern and sponsor responsibilities, along with forms and policies, are contained in the MPP Internship Packet. All students must submit the required paperwork to the Public Policy Graduate Program Director before beginning the internship. This packet is available from the MPP Program or by selecting the link below:

Internship Information:

Previous Examples of MPP Student Internships:
  • Addaction (U.K. based charity delivering alcohol and drug treatment services)
  • Association of Oregon Counties
  • Benton County, Oregon Sheriff's Department
  • City of Albany, Oregon
  • City of Burns, Oregon
  • City of Corvallis, Oregon
  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Communities for a Better Environment (NGO in California)
  • Corvallis Environmental Center
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • General Accounting Office
  • Governmental Relations Office, Oregon State University
  • Governor’s Office, State of Oregon
  • Institute for Natural Resources
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, DC
  • International Comparative Rural Policy Summer Institute
  • Klamath Falls Cares (NGO in Oregon)
  • Korean Ministry of Environment
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Office of Senator Diane Rosenbaum, Oregon State Senate
  • Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry
  • Oregon Center for Public Policy
  • Oregon Coast Community Action Center
  • Oregon Commission on Children and Families
  • Oregon Consortium and Workforce Alliance
  • Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Oregon Department of Education
  • Oregon Department of Energy
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services
  • Oregon Foundation
  • Oregon Invasive Species Council
  • Oregon Legislative Policy Research Office
  • Oregon Progress Board
  • Oregon Sea Grant
  • Oregon House of Representatives
  • Oregon State Senate
  • Oregon Water Resources Department
  • Oregon State University, Athletes Without Borders Program
  • Oregon State University Student Affairs
  • Oregon State University Women's Center
  • Oregon University System
  • Our Climate (environmental NGO)
  • Parks and Recreation, City of Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Public Works Department, City of Albany
  • Representative Alcee Hastings, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Rural Development Initiative 
  • Senator Jeff Merkley, Washington, DC
  • Sustainable Northwest (environmental NGO)
  • State of Utah, Auditors Office
  • Tillamook County, Oregon
  • United Nations, New York