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Internship Program

​​One of the strengths of the Institute is its extraordinary internship program. Internship is an opportunity for students to apply and grow their skills in the real world. The Institute has developed an extensive network of public, private and non-profit agencies to provide internships to MPP students. Since the Institute's establishment in 2013, MPP students have interned public and private entities, including:

  • The Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
  • Executive Office of the Governor, State of Florida, Governor Rick Scott's Internship Program
  • City of Jacksonville, Office of Public Accountability
  • St. Johns River Water Management District
  • JEA (public utility)
  • Holland and Knight LLP global law firm
  • The Fiorentino Group
  • CSX (Fortune 500 company)
  • Florida East Coast Industries "All Aboard Florida" Campaign
  • Florida Blue
  • Jacksonville Public Education Fund​

Business_6215341i.jpgAll MPP students at JU are required to complete an internship. Students may complete an internship coordinated with an Institute Internship Partner, or may seek internship credit for study aboard, employment with public or private organizations involved in public policymaking, or other work experience related to public policy.