MPA Careers

MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management and Policy (MPA/PNP)

Ranked #6 in Public Affairs by U.S. News & World Report, the success of our MPA/PNP program is based on rigorous academics that link theory to practice.

Students complete coursework in management of public service organizations, financial management, policy formation and analysis, statistical data analysis and public economics. They take additional courses to specialize in finance, international development, management or policy. Most students maximize their academic experience by taking on degree related internships (and other professional positions) while enrolled in the program.

See below for a select list of organizations where MPA/PNP students are interning:


Ashoka,  U.S. Market Associate

Asian Americans for Equality, Development Associate

Bennett Midland LLC, Associate

Capital IQ, Inc. - A Standard and Poor's Business, Client Development Analyst

Cultural Vistas (Formerly CDS International Inc.), Assistant Program Officer

China Financial Futures Exchange, Financial Analyst

City Harvest, Corporate and Community Affairs Intern

City of Chicago, Mayor's Office Summer Fellow

Clinton Global Initiative, Membership Intern

Common Ground Brownsville Partnership, Brownsville Partnership Consultant

Community Housing Works, Assistant Project Manager

Demos, Women's Leadership Initiative Intern

Education Pioneers, Fellow

Empire State Development, Graduate Intern

Fiscal Management Associates, Associate/Intern

Fitch Ratings, Summer Intern

Food Bank For New York City, Public Education Manager

Food for the Hungry, Public Policy Research Assistant

Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, Research Assistant

Global Impact Investing Network, Summer Associate

Governance Commission of Liberia, Governance Intern


HR&A Advisors, Inc., Summer and Fall Fellow

Human Rights First, Research Assistant

Indego Africa, Communications Intern

Institute for Democratic Governance, Intern

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Communications and Research Intern

International Human Rights Funders Group, Education and Convening Intern

International Rescue Committee, Program Assistant

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Intern

Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), Marketing & Communications Intern

Mercy Corps Action Center to End World Hunger, Education Intern

Moody's Investors Service, Associate Analyst

Morgan Stanley Foundation, Project Manager Intern

MTV Networks, Public Affairs Manager

National Council for Research on Women, Communications Intern

National Institute of Reproductive Health, Adolescent Health Care Communication Program Intern

New Immigrant Community Empowerment, Organizing Intern

New Visions for Public Schools, Graduate Policy Intern

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Healthy School/Healthy Families- Physical Activity Liaison

NYC Dept. of Education, Consultant

NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, Budget Intern

NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Office of the Parks Commissioner Intern

NYC Economic Development Corp, Intern

NYC Mayor's Office, Intern

NYC Office of Management and Budget, Analyst

NYS Youth Leadership Council, Development Coordinator

Project Hope, Research and Analysis Intern - Haiti

RedLight Children, Administrative and Operations Intern

RMC Research Corporation, Research Intern

SingleStop USA, Policy Fellow

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Intern

Taproot Foundation, Business and Financial Analyst

The Global Cocoa Project, Intern Project Manager

The Hunger Project, Advocacy and Strategy Intern

The Initiative For Equal Rights, Human Rights Program Intern

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Development Intern

The San Diego Foundation, Research Consultant

Trickle Up, Program Associate

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Development Planning Intern

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - Office of the Inspector General, Office of Evaluations and Inspections Intern

U.S. Fund for UNICEF, NGO Department Intern

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Analyst Intern

UN Women, Communications Intern

United Nations Children's Fund, Programme Assistant

United Nations Development Group, Communication Intern

United Nations Development Programme, Private Sector Intern

United Nations Programme on Youth, Intern

William J. Clinton Foundation, Foreign Policy Intern

Women of Color Policy Network, Research Associate

Women's World Banking,  Development and International Resources Intern