Out of the classroom, into the field
As an MPA/ID student, you’ll spend the summer between your first and second years working on a development project, usually in a developing or transitional economy country other than your own.
The summer internship is a practical opportunity for you to test the skills you’ve learned during your first year in the MPA/ID Program and broaden your real-world perspective on development practice. You’ll use the internship to explore a new organization, substantive area of interest, or part of the world. You may decide to build on your internship experience for your Second Year Policy Analysis, the MPA/ID capstone paper.
Our students find internships in several ways. They may take advantage of the vast network of alumni and former internship sites around the world, apply for internships through formal programs (such as the World Bank Internship) or directly contact organizations that are interesting to them. Some internships are paid; others are not. Most of our MPA/ID students working for public or nonprofit organizations receive a grant to cover their costs.
What some of our MPA/IDs did last summer
Josep Casas MPA/ID 2020
Liberia Revenue Authority
Taxes and Capital Markets
Ben Grozier MPA/ID 2020
Asian Development Bank
Private Sector Infrastructure Finance Division
Smriti Iyer MPA/ID 2020
Victoria Orozco MPA/ID 2020
Finance, Competitiveness, Innovation Global Practice
Washington, DC, USA
Ratnika Prasad MPA/ID - MBA 2020
Investment Management, Waste/Recycling and Circular Economy Advancement
New York, NY, USA & Singapore
Mustafa Serbest MPA/ID 2020
Center for International Development (CID) and Gov't of Jordan