The Lott Institute offers internships for Public Policy Leadership majors that put them in positions to formulate policy for introducing broadband Internet in the Scottish Highlands and to gain experience in top-level governmental institutions such as the Pentagon.
The Washington Internship Experience [WIE] is a semester-long internship in our nation's capital. Students work with a resident faculty member in Washington to develop an internship that reflects their career interests. Participants take a seminar dealing with the Washington policy process and one online course to maintain status as full-time students. They receive 6 hours of academic credit upon successful completion of the internship. Click here for more information.
The Sunflower County Freedom Project is an after-school and summer mentoring program for middle school and high school students in Sunflower County, Mississippi The program was developed by veterans of Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta. The month-long internship is competitive and is open to all Public Policy Leadership majors to apply and interview for the three positions available each summer. Click here to apply.
Mississippi First, a public-policy organization based in Jackson, Mississippi, offers a competitive month-long internship that provides an opportunity for a student to conduct research and help draft policy recommendations in areas such as education reform and welfare reform. This internship is open to all Public Policy Leadership majors to apply and interview for the one position available each summer.