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, including:
- Florida’s 5th Congressional District, Congresswoman Corrine Brown
- Florida’s 4th Congressional District, Congressman Ander Crenshaw
- Governor’s Office, State of Florida, Governor Rick Scott
- Mayor’s Office, City of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry
- The Duval County Public Schools (DCPS)
- St. Johns River Water Management District
- Jacksonville Port Authority (JPA)
- JEA (public utility)
- Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
- The Jacksonville Civic Council
- The Community Foundation (non-profit)
- Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) (non-profit)
- Holland and Knight
- The Fiorentino Group (TFG)
- CSX (Fortune 500 company)
- Florida Blue
- Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF)
Some of these internships are paid and the Institute Internship Scholarship Fund can provide supplemental funding (as available) to students who have a non-paid internship.
Students are not limited to the internships provided by Institute partners and 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.
In all cases, students will prepare an internship report for the summer internship experience. These reports will be archived and made accessible to future students.