Internship Documentation Process

The Master of Human Rights (MHR), Master of Public Policy (MPP), and Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degrees require a noncredit, 400-hour internship experience as part of the degree program. To count toward your requirement, you must document your internship by using the online internship forms process:

Step 1
Register your internship prior to starting it by submitting the internship organization name and address, supervisor name and contact information, and start and end dates of the internship. Register.

Step 2
As prompted (via email) fill out the internship agreement form in conjunction with your supervisor. The internship agreement form lays out all of the goals and conditions of the internship. Upon approval by the School, the student and the internship supervisor will receive copies of the agreement by email.

Step 3
When your internship ends, you and your supervisor will be prompted (via email) to complete and submit evaluations. The student evaluation form provides feedback for the School and allows for reflection on the part of the student. The supervisor evaluation form provides feedback for both the student and the School. You can review your supervisor's evaluation on request.

Internship Waiver Petition

MHR, MPP and MURP students may petition to waive the internship requirement if they can document substantial professional experience in their field of interest. To be eligible to waive your internship, the experience you are basing your waiver on must be:
1. A post-undergraduate, professional-level experience of one year or more (FTE).


2. And, related to your field of study at the Humphrey School and career goals.

To apply for a waiver, fill out the Internship Waiver Form and supply the requested documentation. The form must be signed by the student and by the student's faculty advisor. Submit the form to the internship coordinator in the Office of Career Services for approval on behalf of the School at hhhcs@umn.edu. Submit your waiver request two semesters before your graduation date.

FileDownload the Internship waiver form

Career Services

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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