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Internship Program


UCR School of Public Policy students, both undergraduate and graduate, participate in an internship during the course of their studies. As a professional school, we aim to make our students career ready by the time they graduate, and the internship experience is integral in exposing them to the profession of Public Policy.

Undergraduate students in particular benefit from the UCR School of Public Policy Internship Program, which was founded in 2014 by former Mayor of Riverside Ron Loveridge. The selective program has been matching high-achieving students with local government agencies, nonprofits, and private entities for hands-on work experience on policy issues impacting the Inland Southern California region.

Our Students Had Internships with the Following Offices/Companies:






















Internship Testimonial

"Interning in the City of Riverside’s Office of Economic Development was bar none, one of the most rewarding experiences of my academic journey at UCR. I had the privilege to work with a handful of thought leaders at Riverside OED that are continuously identifying ways to fuel growth and catalyze innovation for the local economy.
My unique interest in public policy, business and economics was well aligned for this internship, as it provided me with an opportunity to roll up my sleeves on projects of interest to me, but more importantly, it consistently challenged me to learn and think critically in the economic development arena. The opportunity to be a part of this program and intern at Riverside OED equipped me with unique vantage points, knowledge and skill-sets that will be beneficial for my future endeavors. I highly recommend the program to students in search of an internship that is both professionally and academically enriching."
Nitin Yenigalla (Spring 2015 Intern at City of Riverside)


For questions about the internship program, please contact the Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator


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