As part of the program requirements students are required to complete either an internship and capstone project, or thesis. Most of our students pursue the internship option as a means to gain meaningful work experience prior to graduation. Internships may be either paid or unpaid placements in the public sector, and may be completed either during the school year or the summer. Students with prior work experience may be waived out of the internship, but must still complete the capstone.

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Students should begin searching for an internship early in the school year as placements are competitive. 

Recent Internships

  • Port Clinton Walleye Festival
  • BG City Council
  • Welfare Office of Dong Cheng District in Beijing, China
  • Grant writer for NAOMI House
  • BGSU Pre-Professional programs
  • Village of Ottawa - Community Development
  • Municipal court
  • Center for Food and Culture
  • Bowling Green Community Foundation
  • WSOS Community Action Commission
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • United Way
  • Center for Nonprofit Resources
  • Lucas County Board of Health
  • Wood County Republican Party
  • Center for Regional Development
  • Fair Housing Toledo
  • La Conexion

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