Public Policy Internship Experience and Colloquium

This course is designed to merge the study of policy with hands-on educational experiences in public service. It is designed to integrate the lessons from student internship experiences, as a supplement to traditional classroom work, into the PPL curriculum. This integration provides opportunities for students to garner a deeper understanding of the field of public policy as it relates to public service and public organizations in their respective areas of emphasis. Through weekly colloquia meetings students are provided with unique opportunities to gain substantive and practical knowledge as to the inner workings of government and non-profit policy work. By providing a structured discussion forum for the sharing and application of hands on experiences, students can learn from their peer’s experiences and also draw greater value from their own field experience.