SPP Internship Program

The SPP Internship Program enables current students to receive compensation for unpaid internships and expands students' opportunities for experiencial learning in non-profit, community and governmental organizations. Graduate students enrolled full-time at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy may compete for funding that covers up to one academic semester working part-time, or one summer working full-time, on projects that allow them to apply the analytical skills they gain in the classroom to challenges faced in the policy world. Students receive payment for their work from a variety of philanthropic sources including:

  • SPP Alumni Internship Fund
  • Joseph W. Rogers Internship Fund
  • William Donald Schaefer Fund
  • Susan C. Schwab Internship Fund

To apply for the SPP Internship Program, download the application and submit via email to C. Bryan Kempton, director for career services and alumni relations. Note that internship funding is limited and determined through a competitive process at the beginning of each semester and the summer. For best consideration, submit your completed application prior to the following dates each year:

  • Fall Semester Internships:  August 15
  • Spring Semester Internships:  December 15
  • Summer Internships:  April 15

Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and the internship offer must be officially "in hand." Typically, funding decisions are made within one month of the best consideration date.