Internships & Job Placement

The internship track is designed for students to gain public service experience before graduation. Interns are required to complete 300 hours of service in the field. The MPA program has had 100% internship placement for students on this track.

Recent internship experiences

MPA students have recently interned at the following locations:

  • Atlanta Beltline Inc.
  • City of Powder Springs - Community Development Department
  • City of College Park - Economic Development
  • Paulding County - Planning and Zoning 
  • Kennesaw State University CARE Services
  • CIFAL Atlanta
  • CIFAL Jeju, South Korea: Sustainable Communities
  • CIFAL Flanders, Belgium: Sustainable Development
  • Atlanta Regional Commission
  • International Rescue Committee
  • City of Kennesaw – Zoning and Planning
  • City of Woodstock – Human Resources
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
  • Murray County Commissioner’s Office
  • Cobb County District Attorney’s Office
  • Marietta Police Department
  • Department of Health and Human Services


Recent job placements

MPA graduates have recently been employed with the following organizations:

  • City of Kennesaw
  • Fulton County - Strategy and Performance
  • Cobb County Senior Services
  • Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Georgia Symphony Orchestra
  • Town of Cape Charles, Virginia - Planning and Zoning
  • City of Powder Springs – Community Development
  • Virginia Tech — University Development
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • The Georgia Department of Human Services
  • Emory University
  • Atlanta International School
  • City of Marietta – Human Resources
  • Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Make-A-Wish Georgia
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Department of Administrative Services