A professional-level internship consisting of a minimum of 400
hours of work is required for the Master of Public Policy degree
and the Master of Urban Regional Planning degree. Through their
internships, students gain professional experiences and skills,
apply earned knowledge, and test the water of the women and public
Working for social change with women from other countries is a positively
life-altering experience, but one that requires effort and planning
to bring about. Because we believe in the value of hands-on international
learning experiences, we have prepared an internship guide for interested
Many students intern in Minnesota and beyond, especially Washington,
D.C. Planning for a productive national internship requires thought
and planning. Here are some examples of host organizations and projects.
Congressional Fellowships on Women & Public Policy
Research & Education Institute (WREI) awards annual Congressional
fellowships to a selected number of graduate students. Several students
from the Humphrey School have been awarded the fellowships and
worked on the Capitol Hill for eight months.
Internships Grant Opportunities
Humphrey School and University of Minnesota offer grants to support
graduate and professional students conducting their internships,
including our Women & Public Policy Internship Grants.