Internships

Internships

First-Year MPA Summer Internships

All candidates for the MPA degree must complete an internship during the summer between the first and second year of study. Organizations that have supported WWS summer interns in the past four years are listed below, by field:

  • Field I - International Relations
    • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington D.C.

      The Clinton Foundation, Maseru, Lesotho; Lagos, Nigeria

      Colombian Ministry of National Defense, Bogota, Colombia

      East-West Institute, Prague, Czech Republic;Belgrade, Yugoslavia

      European Parliament and European Centre for Common Ground, Brussels, Belgium

      House International Relations Committee, Washington, D.C.

      International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

      International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, N.Y.

      International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania

      International Crisis Group, Brussels, Belgium; Belgrade, Serbia; Nairobi, Kenya

      International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Beirut, Lebanon

      International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

      Liberian Ministry of Justice, Monrovia, Liberia

      National Counterterrorism Center, Washington, D.C.

      NATO, Brussels, Belgium

      Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Washington, D.C.

      Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, D.C.

      United Nations, Office of the Assistant Secretary General, New York, N.Y.

      United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Freetown, Sierra Leone; Dili, East Timor; Jerusalem, Israel; Kabul, Afghanistan

      United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Millennium Project, New York, N.Y.

      United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Geneva, Switzerland

      United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Bangkok, Thailand

      UN Peacebuilding Support Office New York, N.Y.

      U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Afghanistan Desk, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of Defense, East Asia & Pacific Region, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Center, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of State, Afghanistan Desk, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Office of Latin America Programs, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Nonproliferation, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of State, Iraq Desk, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Terrorism & Financial Intelligence, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Embassies, Rabat, Morocco; Skopje, Macedonia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Paris, France; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Cairo, Egypt; Maputo, Mozambique; London, UK; Accra, Ghana; Madrid, Spain; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Damascus, Syria

      U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, St. Petersburg, Russia; Beijing, China

      U.S. Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

      U.S. Mission to NATO, Office of Defense Plans, Brussels, Belgium

      U.S. Mission to the United Nations, New York, N.Y.

  • Field II - International Development
    • ActionAid, New Delhi, India

      African Conservation Center, Nairobi, Kenya

      African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia

      Africare, Johannesburg, South Africa; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Bamako, Mali; Harare, Zimbabwe; Maputo, Mozambique

      Asia Foundation, Dili, Timor-Leste

      The Clinton Foundation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Maputo, Mozambique; Hanoi, Vietnam; Monrovia, Liberia; Jozini, South Africa

      The Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Lima, Peru; Washington, D.C.; Managua, Nicaragua

      Food & Agriculture Organization, Monrovia, Liberia

      International Fund for Agricultural Development, Lilongwe, Malawi; Rome, Italy

      Liberian Ministry of Gender and Development, Monrovia, Liberia

      Mercy Corps, Asmara, Eritrea; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Tbilisi, Georgia; Portland, Oregon; Kauda, Sudan; Kampala, Uganda

      Millenium Challenge Corporation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

      National Democratic Institute, Belgrade, Serbia

      The Open Society Foundation, Luanda, Angola; Washington, D.C.

      Organization of American States, Castries, St. Lucia

      Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France

      Oxfam, Bangkok, Thailand; Mahassar, Indonesia

      Oxfam America, Washington, D.C.

      Population Services International, Maputo, Mozambique

      The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, N.Y.

      Sanghamithra Urban Program, Bangalore, India

      Save the Children, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

      Search for Common Ground, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

      Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone

      United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland

      United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo; Quito, Ecuador; Bangkok, Thailand; Kiev, Ukraine; Dili, East Timor; Biskek, Kyrgyzstan; Lilongwe, Malawi; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Juba, Sudan

      United Nations Environmental Programme, Mexico City, Mexico

      United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand

      United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Santiago, Chile; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Lusaka, Zambia; Moscow, Russia; Geneva, Switzerland

      UNICEF, Accra, Ghana; Nairobi, Kenya; Geneva, Switzerland; Monrovia, Liberia

      United Nations Office in Burundi, Bujumbara, Burundi

      U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, D.C.; Cairo, Egypt; San Salvador, El Salvador; Tbilisi, Georgia; Beirut, Lebanon; Mexico City, Mexico

      U.S. Department of State, Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Embassy Caracas, Venezuela; Manila, Philippines

      The Women's Dignity Project, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

      World Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa; Washington, D.C.; Maputo, Mozambique; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Dakar, Senegal; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Accra, Ghana; Lima, Peru; Brasilia, Brazil

      World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

      World Wildlife Fund, Maputo, Mozambique

  • Field III - Domestic Policy
    • Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, Md.

      Arkansas Department of Human Services, Little Rock, Ark.

      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington, D.C.

      The Boston Harbor Association, Boston, Mass.

      The Calvert Foundation, Bethesda, Md.

      Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.

      Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, D.C.

      The Century Foundation, New York, N.Y.

      Chicago Mayor's Fellowship Program, Chicago, Ill.

      City Year, Boston, Mass.

      Cleveland Department of Economic Development, Cleveland, Ohio

      The Clinton Foundation, New York, N.Y.

      Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C.

      East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland, Calif.

      Education Pioneers, Boston, Mass.; New York, N.Y.

      The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

      Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Office of Regional and Community Affairs, New York, N.Y.

      Grand Canyon Trust, Flagstaff, Ariz.

      Greenlining Institute, San Francisco, Calif.

      Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development, Honolulu, Hawaii

      Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, D.C.

      House Committee on Government Reform, Washington, D.C.

      House Ways & Means Committee, Washington, D.C.

      The Huffington Post, Washington, D.C.

      Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Chicago, Ill.

      Massachusetts Department of Health Care Finance and Policy, Boston, Mass.

      Mayor's Office, Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, Philadelphia, Pa.

      Mayor's Office of Accountability and Reform, Denver, Colo.

      Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, Bronx, N.Y.

      National Parks Service, San Francisco, Calif.; Johnson City, Texas

      New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.

      New Jersey Department of Human Services, Trenton, N.J.

      Newsweek/Daily Beast, New York, N.Y.

      New Visions for Public Schools, New York, N.Y.

      New York City Department of Education, New York, N.Y.

      New York City Department of Youth & Community Development, New York, N.Y.

      New York City Department of Small Business Services, New York, N.Y.

      Office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Washington, D.C.

      Oregon Department of Transportation, Salem, Ore.

      Policy Matters Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio

      Public Policy Institute of California, San Francisco, Calif.

      U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C.

      Surdna Foundation, New York, N.Y.

      U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, Calif.

      U.S. Office of Management & Budget, Washington, D.C.

      Watsonville City Manager's Office, Watsonville, Calif.

      White House, Domestic Policy Council, D.C.

      White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, D.C.

      White House Office of Health Reform, Washington, D.C.

      World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.

  • Field IV - Economics And Public Policy
    • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh

      CARE, Atlanta, Ga.

      Center for Microfinance, ICICI, Chennai, India

      Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Washington, D.C.

      Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.

      Environmental Defense Fund, New York, N.Y.

      Innovations for Poverty Action, Lilongwe, Malawi

      International Energy Agency/OECD, Paris, France

      International Finance Corporation, Washington, D.C.

      International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

      International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

      Millennium Challenge Corporation, Washington, D.C.; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Port Vila, Vanuatu

      National Latino Health Organization, Oakland, Calif.

      NaturalResources Defense Council, Washington, D.C.

      New York City Department of Homeless Services, New York, N.Y.

      Nonprofit Finance Fund, New York, N.Y.

      Office of the Mayor, New York, N.Y.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Philadelphia, Pa., Boston, Mass.

      Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD), Paris, France; Mexico City, Mexico

      Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York, N.Y.

      Trickle Up, Managua, Nicaragua

      U.S. Office of Management & Budget, Washington, D.C.

      United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nairobi, Kenya; Hargeisa, Somalia

      United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland

      UNICEF, Guatemala City, Guatemala

      United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Khartoum, Sudan

      United Nations, Statistics Division, Environmental Statistics Branch, New York, N.Y.

      U.S. AID, Manila, Philippines; Cairo, Egypt

      U.S. Consulate, Belfast, Ireland; Shanghai, China

      U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of International Affairs, Washington, D.C.

      World Bank, Washington, DC; Jakarta, Indonesia

      World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

      World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Middle-Year-Out Internships and Jobs

The School encourages MPA students who wish to take a year between their first and second years of study to gain work experience. Students who have exercised this option in the past have taken positions at organizations such as:

  • Middle-Year-Out Positions
    • African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia

      America India Foundation, New Delhi, India

      The Asia Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan

      CARE, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Cairo, Egypt; New Delhi, India

      Children's Investment Fund Foundation, London, UK

      The Clinton Foundation, Maputo, Mozambique; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Beijing, China

      Consumers Union, Washington, D.C.

      Egyptian Center for Development, Cairo, Egypt

      Fundacion Esquel, Quito, Ecuador

      House Education &Labor Committee, Washington, D.C.

      Innovations for Poverty Action, New Delhi, India

      International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

      Justica Global, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

      Liberian Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs

      Liberian Ministry of Finance, Monrovia, Liberia

      Moscow Carnegie Center, Moscow, Russia (National Security Education Program Fellowship)

      New York City Urban Fellows Program, New York, N.Y.

      Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France

      Prince George's County Government, Upper Marlboro, Md.

      Sanghamithra, Bangalore, India

      United Nations Development Programme, Suva, Fiji

      United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Villaviencio, Colombia

      UNICEF, Monrovia, Liberia

      United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Damascus, Syria

      United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Kathmandu, Nepal

      U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C.

      U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

      The Women's Dignity Project, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

      World Bank, Washington, D.C.

      World Food Programme, Dakar, Senegal

      World Security Institute, Beijing, China

Part-time Academic Year Internships

Part-time academic year internships focus on state, local and international issues. Students work for a public affairs organization devoting the equivalent of one day per week to a specific policy issue. Some of the organizations that have hosted WWS interns include:

  • Part-time Academic Year Positions
    • Advocates for Children of New Jersey

      CARE

      The Carnegie Corporation

      Center for Health Care Strategies

      The Century Foundation

      Climate Central

      Doctors Without Borders

      Environmental Defense Fund

      Foundation Academy Charter School

      Human Rights Watch

      International Center for Transitional Justice

      International Rescue Committee

      Interpeace

      Isles, Inc.

      National Community Capital Corporation

      Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem

      Newark Department of Economic & Housing Development

      New Jersey Department of Education, Office of State-Operated School Districts

      New Jersey Governor's Office of Economic Growth

      New Jersey Office of Management and Budget

      New Jersey Office of the State Treasurer

      New Jersey Future

      New York City Department of Education

      New York City Department of Small Business Services

      Open Society Institute

      Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

      Population Council

      Regional Plan Association

      Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

      Rockefeller Foundation

      United Nations Association of the U.S.A.

      United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

      United Nations Department of Political Affairs

      United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

      United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

      United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General

      United Nations Foundation

      United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)

      United Nations, Special Envoy for Haiti

      UNICEF

      World Bank