The public policy track is organized following an interdisciplinary, comparative approach to the study of public policy-making — the problems, players, and policy. The focus is on providing skills to define, measure, evaluate, and research policy problems. Students are encouraged to intern with one of the policy-making organizations in Washington, D.C., in their effort to develop, evaluate, and implement solutions to public issues.
Program Organization and Curriculum
Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor/mentor to discuss their academic and professional interest and tailor a program of study that they should pursue as upperclassmen.
- Health and Human Services Office for Civil RIghts: https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/about-
us/jobs-and-internships/ student-academic-internship- program/index.html
- US House of Representatives: https://www.house.gov/educators-and-students/college-internships
- District Department of Transportation: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/DDPT-internship-program-0
- DC Health student internships: https://dchealth.dc.gov/
- Police: https://joinmpd.dc.gov/career-position-2020/collegiate-internship-program
- Catholic Relief Services: https://www.crs.org/about/careers/internships
- World Bank: https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/internship
- Homeless: THRIVE DC: https://www.thrivedc.org/volunteer/