The research practicum was developed to provide students the opportunity to work in the field under the guidance of an on site supervisor. Students can take a minimum of 12 credits of PPOL 610 to satisfy the program's practicum opportunity. Research practicums should involve appropriate responsibilities and assignments in such areas as research, policy analysis, report writing, planning, administration, and public policy. Most practicums will be a minimum of 10 weeks, although some students may be able to serve a longer period. While the program encourages students to identify their own practicums, 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) 737-5375

Previous Examples of Public Policy Student Practicums:

  • Association of Oregon Counties
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • General Accounting Office
  • Governor’s Office, State of Oregon
  • Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Washington, DC
  • Korean Ministry of Environment
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 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 Sea Grant
  • Oregon Water Resources Department
  • Oregon University System
  • State of Utah, Auditors Office