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Internships and Experiential Learning

In a typical year, our students conduct more than 130 internships at over 80 Washington area institutions, organizations and agencies. Through courses, lectures, site visits and on-on-one conversations, our faculty connected students to more than150 public policy and international affairs experts representing government, NGOs, think tanks, the private sector, media, multilateral organizations and foreign embassies. Recent internship placements include:

  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
  • Amnesty International
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Brookings Institution
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • CNN
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Creative Associates International
  • Embassy of Mexico
  • Human Rights First
  • InterAction
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Peace Corps
  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • The Eastern Congo Initiative
  • The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • The Wilson Center
  • USAID
  • U.S. Army Futures Command
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Defense 
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Vital Voices
  • World Wildlife Fund

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Maxwell undergraduate and graduate professional students are an excellent source of talent and are eager to put their growing skills and knowledge to work at organizations, institutions, companies and agencies that help to advance the global public good.

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I am Maxwell.

After earning my Maxwell M.P.A., I was accepted to the Presidential Management Fellow program, ended up interviewing with a Maxwell alumna at the CDC and being hired… and that started my career in public health.”

Elizabeth Fomegne B.F.A. ’04, M.P.A. ’09

Team Policy Lead, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Read MPA Alumna Works to Improve the Health and Well-being of America’s Families

The nine-month appointment includes full access to the Library’s collections, which are the largest in the world. She will teach in the Washington., D.C., program in fall 2022.

Carolyn Bourdeaux

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux ’03 built a career analyzing and teaching public policy—and now she’s making policy. Bourdeaux won her seat in November 2020 following a close race in Georgia.

Professor Jamie Winders moderates 2019 panel at CSIS

Professor Winders was one of five panelists on Congressionally mandated report exploring the policies and procedures related to the registration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The report is intended to guide FAA policy decisions regarding the registration and regulation of UAS.

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