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MPA 644. Internship in Public and Nonprofit Organization

Credits: 1-2
Department: Political Science
Description: Supervised training opportunity in a government agency or nonprofit organization. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 credits.
Credits Note: Students would normally take 1 credit per semester, required to earn 2 credits
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: S/U
Permissions: Permission of instructor

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Consistent with NASPAA's (MPA accreditation agency) universal competencies, students will analyze, evaluate, and apply administrative rules and laws to new and existing managerial and policy situations.
2. Consistent with NASPAA's (MPA accreditation agency) universal competencies, students will evaluate the impact of rules and laws on agencies, clientele, and the private sector.
3. Consistent with NASPAA's universal competencies, students will analyze, evaluate, and apply administrative rules and laws to new and existing managerial and policy situations.
4. Consistent with NASPAA's (MPA accreditation agency) universal competencies, students will demonstrate an understanding of theories of policy making and program evaluation by comparing and contrasting policies and programs and utilizing applicable methods to evaluate policies and programs.
5. Consistent with NASPAA's (MPA accreditation agency) universal competencies, students will demonstrate an understanding of human resource and organizational management theories by explaining how theories of management apply.
6. Consistent with NASPAA's (MPA accreditation agency) universal competencies, students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the role that ethics play in an administrative setting by managing ethics dilemmas that show conflicts between concepts like equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and the democratic ethos.
7. Consistent with NASPAA's (MPA accreditation agency) universal competencies, students will engage in scholarship and research, and present materials professionally.






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