Internship and Internship Waiver Requests

An internship is required for all MPA students.  Students may receive a stipend for internships; however, students who are employed in a full-time salaried position may not use that position to meet the internship requirement.  All other students who have substantial professional work experience — at least three years of relevant experience in the public or nonprofit sectors — may apply for a waiver to the MPA Graduate Program Director.  A current resume and description of the public sector experience is required for waiver consideration.  If an internship waiver is granted, students substitute an elective course for the internship.  All exemptions and substitutions require the approval of the MPA Graduate Program Director.

Internship Courses

  • 56:834:541  Internship I
    All MPA students, with the exception of Education Leadership Specialization and IPSD (150 hours, three credits)
  • 56:834:544  Education Leadership Internship II
    All Education Leadership (Principal Certificate Candidates) students (300 hours, six credits)

Job Opportunities and Internships

Spring Semester 2019

Internship and Job Resources

Job and Internship Placements

List of Rutgers University-Camden MPA Graduate Employers
  • American Council for Internal Education
  • American Medical Association
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Black Horse Pike Regional Schools
  • Camden Pathway to Leadership in Urban Schools
  • Cenfri (Center for International Financial Regulation and Inclusion – South Africa)
  • Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chemonics International
  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Community Leadership Center
  • Cooper University Hospital System
  • County of Cape May – Youth Services
  • County of Gloucester – Worforce Investment Board
  • County of Salem, New Jersey
  • Crescent Hill Academy
  • Cross County Connection Transportation Management Association
  • Cultural Homestay International
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Doctoral Research (Ph.D. / Ed.D. / M.D. / J.D.)
  • Farmin International USA, Inc.
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Frette
  • General Services Administration
  • Government of Malawi – Department of Planning and Development
  • LEAP Academy University Charter School System
  • Medical Researcher
  • MJoTAtalks
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • New Jersey 5th Legislative District
  • New Jersey Air National Guard
  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Oradell Public Schools
  • Pemberton Township Senior Center
  • Philadelphia University
  • Princeton Public Schools
  • Private Consulting
  • Proudfoot Associates, Inc.
  • Research for Better Schools
  • Rhode Island After School Plus Alliance
  • The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey – William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey
  • Rutgers University – Camden
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick
  • Saint Peter’s University Hospital
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • State of New Jersey
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Teach for America
  • Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson University Physicians – Decision Support
  • United States Department of Education
  • United States Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
    United States Department of Labor
  • United States Department of Transportation
  • United States Navy
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
  • United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs
List of Rutgers University-Camden MPA Internship Placements

Domestic Internship Placements

  • Bishop Eustace High School
  • Borough of Collingswood, New Jersey
  • Camden County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Camden Early Childhood Center
  • Camden Greenways, Inc.
  • Camden Public School Systen
  • Catholic Charities
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Columbian Consulate (Newark, NJ)
  • Constitution Center High School
  • Cooper’s Ferry Partnership
  • Eagleton Institute of Politics
  • Fair Share Housing of New Jersey
  • Grace Lutheran Church – Camden
  • Holy Trinity Regional School
  • Hopeworks ‘N Camden
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • International Visitors Council of Philadelphia
  • Kensington Culinary Arts
  • Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA)
  • LEAP Academy Charter School
  • Legislative Office of Assemblyman Singleton
  • New Jersey Conversation Foundation
  • Philadelphia Food Trust
  • Pine Hill Middle School
  • Profugo Development Initiatives (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Research for Better Schools
  • Respond, Inc.
  • Rutgers University – Camden: Office of Civic Engagement
  • Rutgers University – Camden: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Salem County Vocational and Tech
  • Save Our Waterfront
  • Senate Majority Office (Trenton, NJ)
  • Senator Menendez Office
  • Theater Workshop
  • Timber Creek High School
  • United States Attorney’s Office: Prison Reentry Program
  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Women’s Fund of New Jersey

International Internship Placements

  • Center for Metropolitan Studies (Centro de Estudos da Metropole)
  • Fonkoze
    Habitat for Humanity
  • House of Commons (London)
  • International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
  • International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
  • International Partners in Mission (Dominican Republic)
  • Office of Cultural Management, Office of the Historian of Havana
  • Peace Corps
    • Albania
    • Botswana
    • El Salvador
    • Ghana
    • Macedonia
    • Moldova
    • Mozambique
    • South Africa
    • Uganda
    • Ukraine
  • Profugo Development Initiatives (India)
  • Sila M. Calderon Foundation – Center for Puerto Rica
  • Skyway Foundation (Netherlands)
  • TUSEV – Third Sector Foundation of Turkey
  • University of Havana