IPP Internships

MPA Student Serves as Municipal Services & Regional Planning Intern at SCRCOG

For the 2021-2022 academic year, School of Public Policy (SPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Michelle Skowronek is serving as a Municipal Services & Regional Planning intern for the South Central Region Council of Governments (SCRCOG).  For her Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program placement, Michelle has created a document that examines demographic and […]

Internship Opportunities at SPP with Director of Engagement Ryan Baldassario

For over fifteen years graduate students in the UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) have been providing valuable services to organizations across Connecticut, and beyond, through the School’s internship programming for Public Administration (MPA) and Public Policy (MPP) students. Whether these students are placed at state agencies, municipalities, or nonprofits, students couple their in-class learning […]

MPA Student Runs FOG Education Program at UConn

For the 2021-2022 academic year, Department of Public Policy (DPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Danny Zeidan serves as an Administrative Intern for the Office of Service Learning at UConn. For his Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) Program placement, Danny is in charge of the Office’s Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG) Education Program. According […]

MPP Students Collaborate On Redistricting Event

One of the draws of UConn’s Department of Public Policy (DPP) is its strong alumni network, based in part on the relationships students make in the classroom. Master of Public Policy (MPP) students Ryan Scala and Jacqueline Riberdy recently transformed their classroom collaboration into a professional development experience. Riberdy, who is interning at Everyday Democracy, […]

IMRP: The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

The Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy’s (IMRP) Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative (Results First) works with jurisdictions to implement evidence-based policymaking approach and cost-benefit analysis model. This collaboration has helped jurisdictions invest their limited resources in policies and programs based on probable outcomes and return on investment. The intention is to produce better outcomes and substantial […]

The UConn Department of Public Policy Internship Program has Another Record Year

The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) program offers second year Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) students the opportunity to acquire work experience in a nonprofit organization, local town government, or a Connecticut state agency for the academic school year. First year and undergraduate DPP […]

MPA Student Explores IPP Internship in the Summertime

Each year, Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) students in the Department of Public Policy (DPP) participate in the Internship and Professional Practice Program (IPP). GAPPS-ICMA President, Paula Norato, walked us through her internship process and the experience she is gaining in her position. Norato emphasizes the importance of organization […]

MPP Student is Educating CT Youth on Environmental Policy

Master of Public Policy (MPP) student Spencer Kinyon is currently completing an Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) placement at Save the Sound as a Climate Policy Intern. Last semester Spencer developed an engagement strategy to improve relationships with youth in Connecticut. The engagement strategy included an advocacy tool-kit for youth organizations to explore to better […]