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Public Leadership Internship Program

The Public Leadership Internship Program consists of an internship experience and an academic component:

Internship Experience

Through the internship experience you will gain practical work experience while developing leadership skills in your chosen area of public leadership. You will be supervised and mentored by individuals within the organization and are expected to meet the objectives outlined in your learning contract. Your internship site supervisor will complete mid-semester and final evaluations of your work.

Academic Component

For the accompanying internship course, PLCY349, you will complete monthly journal reflections and a final paper on leadership in the workplace.  Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the public policy process in a professional environment.
  • Develop informed and nuanced views of leadership in professional interactions in the public sector.
  • Understand the challenges of leadership in professional situations.
  • Be able to intelligently articulate, in writing, summaries of the key factors involved in public leadership.

http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/programs/public-leadership-internship-program

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