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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Experience in assistantships and Legislative Fellows supports career growth assisting legislators.
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Bucsak
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.e
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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Sample SPPA Graduate Student Internship Opportunities

State and Local Government Internships

Baltimore City Hall (Baltimore Mayoral Fellows), Baltimore, MD: Analyze city databases, conduct investigations, and draft CitiStat briefing memos for mayor and department heads

Chicago City Hall, Office of the Mayor, Chicago, IL: Conduct data research, prepare reports on municipal best practices, draft correspondence, and assist in program planning

City of Newark, Planning Department, Newark, DE: Coordinate Downtown Newark Partnership events, compile annual report, and research upcoming or proposed city projects

Delaware Emergency Management Agency, Smyrna, DE: Report county and municipal plan for DEMA Natural Hazard division and update financial projections and reporting 

Delaware General Assembly, Dover, DE: Respond to constituents' inquiries, staff committees, and conduct non-partisan research

London Grove Township, West Grove, PA: Research and assist in implementing “Green Initiatives” within township and conduct grant writing and communications to expand community sustainability efforts

Delaware Governor's Office, Washington D.C.: Research issues and prepare reports for the Governor and staff, monitor federal legislation and represent office at meetings on Capitol Hill

State of Delaware, Office of State Planning Coordination–Office of Management and Budget, Dover, DE: Draft comprehensive plans and municipal zoning ordinance, develop model zoning ordinance, and draft annual assessment report

Federal Government Internships

Bureau of European Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.: Research projects and media events of the European and Eurasian Affairs Section, draft press releases and announcements, and coordinate videoconferences

Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD: Work on the national Medicare policy and operations

Federal Bureau of Investigations, Wilmington, DE: Assist field agents with designated aspects of ongoing investigations and monitor field operations 

Federal Highway Administration, Washington ,D.C.: Update current DOT Grants Regulation Orders and review Financial Assistance Management documents and consolidate other grants policies and circulars

U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation, Arlington, VA: Conduct new program research, draft reports and correspondence, and maintain databases and other files

U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, D.C.: Conduct survey analysis and reporting on a variety of services provided to new hires and continuing GAO employees through the Human Capital office

U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.: Serve as staff assistant to subcommittees on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security, and Homeland Security

Nonprofit, Contractor, and NGO Internships

American Red Cross of Nassau County, NY: Promote fundraising partnerships with community organizations and service clubs in the county 

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.: Provide research support regarding open source software and the WHO model application to climate change issues 

Emergency Communities, New Orleans, LA: Design and operate summer camp for 9th Ward children and supervise YMCA volunteers

First State Community Loan Fund, Wilmington, DE: Research impact of Individual Development Accounts and draft and conduct survey of participant and partners views on program effectiveness

ManTech International Corporation, Fairfax, VA: Assist in formulating crisis management plans for international emergency situations and access manpower security needs

Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Newark, DE: Update healthy eating and activities presentations of Children’s Health Innovations unit and research new HEPA initiatives and social marketing campaign.

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Tbilisi, Georgia: Support Economic Rehabilitation Program of the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Georgia, assist with economic development initiatives, provide project monitoring, and contribute to conflict resolution efforts

Ripken Management and Design, Aberdeen, MD: Serve as liaison for investors, governments and community groups on construction of baseball park facilities as elements of community development

Trustees of Color, Wilmington, DE: Develop mentoring program for board members, draft fundraising proposals, and plan events

University of Delaware, Office of the Executive VP and University Treasurer, Newark, DE: Assist consultants with an athletic complex development; coordinate a public transportation project, including expanded carpool and vanpool operations; and support UD Coast Day activities

Westside Family Healthcare, Wilmington, DE: Support wide range of projects linked to medical, dental and mental health services and research and draft grant proposals.

Disaster and Emergency Management Internships

Cecil County, MD Emergency Management

Delaware Emergency Management

New Castle County, DE Emergency Management

Red Cross

PNC

Pacific Disaster Center

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Sample Graduate Student Internship Opportunities for students in the School of Public Policy and Administration's public affairs graduate programs.
graduate internships for MPA, urban affairs internship, nonprofit grad student internship, government internship, disaster management internship, internship in emergency management
 
  • School of Public Policy & Administration
  • 184 Graham Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-1687
  • sppa@udel.edu
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