Master of Public Administration/Master of Information (MPA/MI) Program - Internship PUAD 6855   Internship
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The internship is half credit course which includes a program of professional development, a challenging work term with a public sector employer and the mentorship of a first year MPA candidate (in the terms following the work term). The Internship course recognizes the educational value of a high quality work experience as well as the developmental value of supervised work terms and preparation for work terms. The aim of the internship is to integrate the academic program and practical public service experience. School approved and employer sponsored work terms are awarded competitively on the basis of merit. They are paid (paid by the employer), 14-16 weeks normally in the spring and summer term between the first and second year of the program.The opportunity for a work term placement is normally available to students:- who have successfully completed the full first year of the MPA program with a B or greater in each required course and have completed PUAD 5201 and PUAD 5202. The full details of requirements are available in the syllabus and the Internship Contract. Previous work placements have been in the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, international and non-governmental organizations and in the private sector. However, the emphasis is on public sector employers
NOTES: Regular Course fees apply
PREREQUISITES: Students must successfully complete all eight required courses of the first year of the MPA program prior to enroling 6000 level courses and MGMT 5000 as well as PUAD 5201 and PUAD 5202