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Contact Admissions

In-Residence Degree Programs

Master of Public Service and Administration
Master of International Affairs

Bush School Admissions Office

(979) 862-3476
bushschooladmissions@tamu.edu

Contact Extended Education

Online & In-Residence Certificates

Advanced International Affairs
Homeland Security
Nonprofit Management

1-866-988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Securing internships and jobs all over the nation, and world

August 03, 2015

The quality of the Bush School education is outstanding and for someone looking for a public sector career, the cost can’t be beat. But one question often lingers: As a student in Texas, will I be able to secure an internship or job where I want to work, particularly in Washington, DC?

Definitely you can! Bush School students are represented all over the nation and all over the world. They have just as many career choices as students attending a higher-cost option, but they will emerge with a lot less debt so they can choose jobs that matter to them. Furthermore, Texas A&M University is known for its professional networking skills and its service, two enduring qualities that last a lifetime.

Here is a sampling of our recent summer of 2015 INTERNSHIPS and LANGUAGE IMMERSION opportunities. Our MIA (Master of International Affairs) program has students living in 21 countries outside of the U.S. (Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Peru, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain), and the organizations hosting the most interns are the U.S. Department of State (11 students – worldwide) and the U.S. European Command (4 students in Stuttgart, Germany). As for language immersions, students are studying Arabic and Farsi the most, followed by Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian.

Our MPSA (Master of Public Service & Administration), has students primarily interning in the U.S., including quite a few in Washington, DC. Organizations hosting the most DC interns are the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Congressional Research Service. For those focusing on government and policy issues at the local and state level, the major cities of Texas provide challenging internships, too. Don’t want to stay in-state? That’s OK. Another fair share are interning in New York, California, Washington, Utah, and Oklahoma, just to name a few.

For EMPLOYMENT options, our alumni work worldwide, but our largest populations are stateside (listed here in order of size): Washington, DC; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX and Bryan-College Station, TX. Career options include working in the FEDERAL SECTOR (government and contractor areas) as foreign service officers, diplomatic security officers, special agents, intelligence analysts/specialists, clandestine services officers, Presidential Management Fellows; in the NONPROFIT and NGO sector as fundraising officers and program managers/specialists; and in STATE and LOCAL GOVERNMENT as assistant city managers, city administrators, and state program managers.

So the answer to the original question is a resounding YES! We can help you gain the skills necessary to get you to where you want to be.


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Matt Upton, Director of Career and Student Services