An internship may be required for pre-service students entering the program. If an internship is required, five electives plus the internship will be required in addition to the core program courses. If an internship is not required, an additional elective will be required. All students, except those who have met Fast Track or second Master's degree requirements, must take 42 hours to complete the program. The need for an internship for any individual student is determined in consultation with the MPA Director.
Recent internship placements have included Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, Senator Marco Rubio's office, Beaches Watch, March of Dimes, imethods, American Red Cross, Rick Mullaney for Mayor campaign, the Northeast Florida Regional Council, United Way of St. Johns County, Jacksonville Public Libraries, and Jacksonville Civic Council. Internships have also been available with the PACE Center for Girls, the Jacksonville Ballet Theatre, the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville, Planned Parenthood of Northeast Florida, the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, and Jacksonville Aviation Authority.
Further details, and necessary forms, can be found in the Internship course syllabus, linked here.
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