Internships and practica

Professional prowess begins with experience in the workplace. Donor support for internships allows Harris Public Policy students to take unpaid substantive positions in government, NGOs, and nonprofits—such as the World Trade Organization in Switzerland, the Office of the Minister in Foreign Affairs in Kosovo, and the White House in Washington, DC—where they make valuable contributions to important projects that benefit public life.

In addition to internships, Harris students benefit from experiential learning opportunities, such as the International Policy Practicum, which takes students abroad to research a policy issue and meet with world leaders, and the Urban Revitalization Project in Gary, Indiana, where students work with distinguished senior fellow and former mayor of Chicago Richard M. Daley.

Image: Students and residents of Gary, Indiana participate in systematic neighborhood clean-up effort.