On Friday, February 22nd, we were joined by Lauren Cristella, Fels Director of Strategic Initiatives, and Hillary Shayne, MPA ’14 and Fels Social Media Coordinator,...
Public Policy Internships Everywhere: Opportunities Beyond the Beltway
Written by Deirdre Martinez, Fels lecturer and Director of the Penn In Washington program, Public Policy Internships Everywhere: Opportunities Beyond the Beltway is an indispensable guide for students who would like to find an internship in the public policy field but don’t know where to start. The book is written for students who are still in high school and wondering what opportunities exist for them, college students who find Washington out of reach or who want to strengthen their resumes to prepare for the increasingly competitive internship market in Washington, and students who don’t particularly want to go to Washington but want to be part of the policymaking process or politics in their hometown, at the state level, or even internationally. Each chapter describes how policymaking happens at that level (in the political chapter there is an overview of how political campaigns work), identifies those opportunities available to high school and college students, includes examples and resources to help students identify the right internship, and provides advice on applications and tips on ensuring a successful internship.