Public Policy Interns By The Numbers
May 18, 2015
For the second year in a row, Wharton PPI is pleased to offer funding to a large cohort of Penn students who will serve as public policy interns in DC. The students, chosen through a competitive application process, represent both undergraduate and graduate programs in seven different Penn Schools – Wharton, Arts and Sciences, Law, Social Policy and Practice, Medicine, Design and Engineering and Applied Science.
The types of internships and host agencies also vary widely, with positions in the executive branch, the legislative branch, think tanks, independent federal agencies, and more (see below).
In addition to financial support, Wharton PPI offers a series of programs to build community among the interns, further develop their knowledge of DC, and better prepare them for careers in the public sector. Students benefit greatly from these internships and we look forward to sharing their experiences through a series of blog posts, photos, and personal testimonies.
2015 Intern Cohort
This summer there are 72 undergraduates and 23 graduate students working as interns in DC. The host organizations for 2015 included: