We recommend internships for students who want to explore career paths, develop new skills, and build connections with practitioners in the field. Employers value our students because of their professional and academic preparation, and their capacity to apply their academic learning to "real-world" challenges. Students secure their own internships, with the support of SU resources and MPA staff.

Students can apply up to 6 internship credits towards their MPA Elective requirement.

Some examples of past internship sites include: City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit, BloodWorks NW, City of Bellevue, and Enterprise Community Partners.

Please note: you are unable to register for internships on your own. You will need to complete and submit various paperwork with the help of Nicole Moses.

More Information

For more information, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Nicole Moses, at