Round out your Texas MPA education with hands-on experience by interning at major business partners for course credit. A popular internship approach during the spring semester comprises half the semester interning, and then half a semester taking accelerated courses for additional degree progress. Summer internships are also available. Internships emphasize leadership, teamwork and client/management interaction and will give you a practical view of organizations, practice areas and locations that may be suitable career options. In addition, many students find that internships eventually lead to job offers.
“It's great spending three months doing an internship that reflects exactly what we’ll be doing in our full-time job. It's a fantastic chance to see what’s ahead, but still be able to come back to class afterward and learn about our profession from a different perspective.”
--Natalie Jacobs, BBA ’11, MPA ’11