Internship and Employment Report

University of Maryland School of Public Policy students are extremely competitive for full-time employment opportunities in all areas of public policy including federal, state and local government, as well as international, nonprofit, and private sector organizations. Employers find SPP students attractive due to the academic rigor of our degree programs and our promotion of quality experiential learning opportunities. 

Leveraging our proximity to Washington, D.C., the vast majority of SPP students graduate with at least two, if not three or more, completed internships during the course of their studies. Academic semester internships are typically part-time whereas summer internships are more likely to be full-time. Internships within nonprofit, community and governmental organizations are eligible for funding through the SPP Internship Program. Roughly, 30-35 students each year benefit from this unique funding initiative.

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2018 Employers 
  • Advocacy Project
  • Agriteam Canada Consulting
  • Alley Cat Allies
  • Amtrak Office of Inspector General
  • BCS Inc.
  • Bowie State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Center for American Progress
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Eisenhower Institute
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Environmental Finance Center
  • Federal Reserve Bank of the United States
  • Free the Kids
  • Generation Hope
  • Georgetown University Law School
  • Holy Cross Home Care and Hospice
  • Hope Works
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kalanidhi Dance Company
  • Logistics Management Institute
  • M&T Bank
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryland Department of Legislative Services
  • Maryland Department of Management and Budget
  • Maryland General Assembly
  • Mayson-Dixon Strategic Consulting
  • Montgomery (MD) County Council
  • Princeton in Asia
  • Rand Corporation
  • Salvation Army
  • Syrian American Medical Society
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Service
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability
  • University of Maryland Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • University of Maryland School of Public Health
  • Urban Institute
  • Veritext Legal Solutions
  • World Learning
Internship Employers
  • 340b Health
  • Advocacy Project
  • Alliance to End Hunger
  • American Psychological Association
  • Amtrak Office of Inspector General
  • Associacion Pa Le Q’anil
  • Blue Light Strategies
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • David Turch and Associates
  • District of Columbia Nurses Association
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Eating Disorder Coalition
  • EMILY’s List
  • Ethiopian Community Development Council
  • German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Global Development Incubator
  • Greater Community Foundation of Washington
  • Hogan for Governor Campaign
  • Hudson Institute
  • Maryland General Assembly, Office of Delegate
  • Marc Korman
  • Maryland Governor’s Office of Performance Improvement
  • Maryland Municipal League
  • Montgomery County (MD) Collaboration
  • Montgomery County (MD) Council
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland
  • National Defense University, Africa Center for Strategic Studies
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Nidus Analytical Services
  • Office of Director of National Intelligence
  • Office of U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA - 6)
  • Pan American Development Foundation
  • Podesta Group
  • Prince George’s County (MD) Office of the County Executive
  • Save the Children
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai)
  • TIAA
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. National Park Service, Office of Partnerships and Philanthropic Stewardship
  • U.S. Partnerships for Education for Sustainable Development
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund
  • United States Department of Navy, Resilient Energy Program Office
  • University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center
  • University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and
  • Responses to Terrorism
  • Urban Institute, Income and Benefits Policy Center
  • World Bank
  • World Bank Global Indicators Group
  • World Resources Institute
  • Zero to Three