Internship Program

One of the strengths of the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute is its extraordinary internship program. Internship is an opportunity for students to apply and grow skills in the real world. The Institute has developed an extensive network of public, private, and non-profit agencies to provide internships to MPP students, including:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Congressional Offices for Florida's Fourth and Fifth Districts
  • Executive Office of Governor, State of Florida
  • St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD)
  • Office of the Mayor, City of Jacksonville
  • City Council, City of Jacksonville
  • Office of Public Defender, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Duval County Public Schools (DCPS)
  • JEA
  • Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
  • CSX Transportation (Fortune 500 company)
  • Holland and Knight
  • The Fiorentino Group
  • Florida Blue
  • Clay County Chamber of Commerce
  • The Community Foundation
  • Feeding Northeast Florida (Feeding NEFL)
  • Florida Nonprofit Alliance
  • Jacksonville Civic Council (JCC)
  • Jacksonville Public Education Fund​ (JPEF)
  • Jacksonville Urban League
  • United Way
  • City of Jacksonville Resiliency Office
  • Jacksonville Zoo
  • Northeast Florida Regional Council

All MPP students at JU are required to complete an internship with an Institute Internship Partner, or through study aboard, employment with a public or private organization involved in public policymaking, or other work experience related to public policy.

Organizations interested in becoming an Institute Internship partner may email for more information.

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