Course Overview

The internship is an opportunity for students to gain supplementary skills or experience while enrolled in the MPA Program. The internship is intended to give students experience substantially different from their current set of experiences. Students are encouraged to take an internship at a government agency or nonprofit organization. In some cases, students may take an internship at Gallaudet University if the internship develops skills directly tied with a student’s career goals. As a part of this internship, students are expected to take the lead on some project that will make an impact on the organization. Students will need to complete a minimum of 112.5 hours of internship work during this course, in addition to meetings with the professor and course work.  Prior to starting the internship, the student will need to provide documentation of the responsibilities of the internship as well as the project they are expected to complete.