We enjoy helping our students get internships that they are excited about. Our experienced Career Services staff can help you:
- determine what you really want to do.
- connect with alumni who are doing what you want to do.
- meet students still on campus who have interned at places you are interested in.
- navigate the process of getting an internship.
- explore international opportunities.
- learn practical skills that will be useful throughout your career.
Through the internship process, we build caring relationships with students, some of whom continue to call us for advice well after graduation. Take advantage of the expertise and support available at Sanford while you are here on campus. Once you have declared your Public Policy Studies major, the first thing to do is create an account at Sanford Career Link.
Career Services Staff
Your full name should be in the subject line of any emails to Career Services staff. To make appointments, Public Policy Studies majors need to use Sanford Career Link.
Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development
Donna assists our Master of Public Policy students in their job and internship searches and maintains our network of MPP alumni.
Director of Undergraduate Internships
Elise advises the undergraduate Public Policy majors who are completing their internship requirements.
Director of Employer Relations
Carmella advises graduate students interested in global policy.
Director of Global Careers
Phone: (919) 613-9242
Marion works with both MIDP fellows and MPP students who are focused on careers in international development.
Undergraduate Internship Advisor
Phone: (919) 613-7426
Suzanne advises the undergraduate Public Policy majors who are completing their internship requirements.
Heather manages the career services office. She also assists students with any questions or concerns about Sanford Career Link.
"The Career Services staff was very open to helping me find internship options that related to my interests. They worked to make sure my internship would be fulfilling not only to my requirement but also to my expectations and passion. The key for me was to reach out to them early because that enabled them to help me with my resume, cover letters, applications, and placement approval — all before my deadlines passed."—Kristen Wade, Public Policy'15