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Career and Internship Resources

Career Resources


Resumes and Cover Letters

Sample Resumes


Internship Resources

Internship Agreement and Evaluation Form

Sponsor and intern must complete all sections in blue before starting an internship and submit to Professor Jess Anderson for approval at least 2 weeks before your internship is scheduled to begin. Students must get approval in advance in order for the internship to be eligible for course credit. After the internship is complete, sponsor must complete all sections in red and resubmit to Professor Jess Anderson in order for students to get credit for their internship. The intern is required to keep a log of the hours worked during the internship and the mentor must sign the log at the conclusion of the internship.

MPP Internship Agreement and Evaluation form

Searching for Internships

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) requires an internship/work experience during the summer or full academic year. This internship should be 12-15 weeks (full-time summer or part-time academic year). We encourage a paid work/internship experience. MPP students will enroll in a professional development seminar (spring) for a total of 2 academic credits. Local, regional, state, national or global internships are all acceptable and should align with your public policy interests and career goals. We encourage all students to create an Excel list with available internships and due dates. UNC Career Services has general information on internships.

MPP internship search information session with University Career Services

Passcode: 9f3Yx7r+

MPP Internship Placements 

Reference the document below to see where MPP students have interned previously.

MPP Internship list

Where to Search


North Carolina


Private Sector (search ‘government affairs’ internships)

Government relations, also known as lobbying, consists of individuals and organizations engaged in promoting the interests of their employers or clients. Their activities involve monitoring legislative and executive activities to influence policy, legislation, regulations, or negotiations, on behalf of governments, industries, specific companies, interest groups or constituencies. In Washington, DC, lobbying is regulated by law, calling for disclosure by lobbyists of organizations or clients they represent, LDA (Lobbying Disclosure Act) or FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act.)

Consulting (search ‘public sector consulting’)

Public sector consulting refers to the branch of management consulting that works with local and federal governments as well as government agencies. Several major management consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, Booz&Co, Deloitte) do public sector engagements as part of their business. Consultants are usually brought in as experts or facilitators on a given project.

Think Tanks (search internship on individual web pages)