The internship course (P.AD 859) is designed for students with little or no public service experience; international students with no U.S.-based public service experience; and public service professionals wishing to pursue a career in another service sector.

If you have no public administration work experience, you’ll be required to take P.AD 859 at admission. This is 3-credit course includes both class attendance and a 300-hour work requirement. It will count as one of your P.AD electives and must be completed before graduating. We recommend that you get more information about the internship as soon as you start your program.

If you are interested in a career change and are not required to take the internship at admission, you may take P.AD 859 as an elective.

The faculty adviser for the internship is Sandy Matava.

Past internships have included placement at:

  • ARC of Massachusetts
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Cambridge Child and Family
  • City of Lawrence
  • Town of Barnstable
  • Rehab Hospital of Cape Cod
  • Catholic Charities
  • Representative Stephen Lynch’s Office