College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > School of Public Service > Student Resources > Graduate > Jobs and Internships > Internships & Professional Development
Students can pursue structured, supervised off-campus learning opportunities in nonprofit, government, education, associations, or health care organizations in the U.S. or abroad for course credit. This can be done either as an internship or as professional development with a current employer. Students choose internship and professional development opportunities to prepare for specific careers or to help in career choices. In some cases, students find work experiences can help identify topics for their integrated seminar projects.
Purpose of Internships & Professional DevelopmentAs a highly individualized learning experience, internship & professional development placements have two purposes: 1) they provide students with opportunities to integrate practical and academic experiences in the context of public service management, and 2) they give students opportunities to contribute to society, thereby extending the public service mission of DePaul University.
Students can take advantage of these credit bearing workplace experiences locally, nationally, or internationally. Participating in an internship or professional development experience provides transferable skills that can match a student's academic studies with their personal interests. For more information please read the School's current
Internship & Professional Development Course Registration:Students must contact both the Assistant Director for Academic Advising (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Michael Diamond (email@example.com), Internship Coordinator, in order to register for either internship course (MPS 601: Professional Development and Internship, or MPS 610: Internship - Capstone). Both the informal course registration and sample agreement need to be completed, with signatures, before a student can be registered.
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For more information about SPS internships & professional development, please contact Michael Diamond at
DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences offers graduate students a Scholarship for Community and Project Based Learning Internships. This program offers stipends for any graduate student pursuing an internship with a non-profit, non-governmental organization, or government entity. These scholarships are available for each quarter, and you have to be registered in an internship course (MPS 601 or MPS 610) to qualify.
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