PPIP London is special because it offers much more than just assistance with internship placement. Explore the many advantages of a PPIP London internship below.
- Housing Scholarship
- Build Your Résumé
- Academic Credit
- Training and Support
- Networking Opportunities
- Learn About Policy
Build Your Résumé
This is your chance to make your résumé shine while “going global!”
- Internships are now a vital part of a successful college education. Internships are about gaining experience and making contacts in the professional world. They are about learning how to adapt in a new environment and interacting with professionals.
- When interviewing for jobs, it is important that your potential employer sees you have practical work experience, and what better place to get that experience than abroad?!
- Policy affects everything! Therefore, having a policy-related internship on your résumé shows potential employers that you understand this critical building block.
- Interning far from your home shows your ability to adapt to new environments, improve your cultural competencies, and contribute to our world as a global citizen.
Stay on track for graduation!
- As a Public Policy Internship Program participant you are considered a FULL-TIME student, even though you will only be enrolled in the 1 hour PPIP internship course.
- The 1 hour PPIP course is administered by program staff. The class consists of journaling, writing a final paper, and completing evaluations with your supervisor concerning your performance.
- You can also earn additional credit through special topics courses or independent study courses with a professor.
- Typically, you are not subject to the 15 hour rule when taking less than 12 hours and only pay for the hours you sign up for.
- Most students are also eligible for federal financial aid and can maintain health insurance due to the full-time status waiver.
Training & Support
Starting a new job, moving to a new country, and learning the ropes can be tough; but the Public Policy Internship Program helps you navigate the road to success!
Before leaving campus…
- You will meet with program staff and receive help in getting ready for your internship, including travel, visa, and living advice.
- Although PPIP does not provide housing in London, you will be given assistance in looking for places to live during your internship.
- You will complete a half-day training session with PPIP staff and other guest speakers to learn about what to expect in and out of the office in London.
Once in London…
- The program director will check in with you throughout the semester to help ensure a good experience.
- There is an Aggie network in London that you can use as a resource to make the most of your internship semester.
Following your internship in London…
- Whether you return to campus, take a job in London or elsewhere, or go on to professional school, the PPIP network will continue to be a resource for you.
- Interns who return to campus will have many opportunities to share their experience with other students. Former interns also assist with recruiting efforts.
Having a 4.0 GPR is no longer enough to help you start your career!
- As a PPIP intern you can take advantage of opportunities to meet professionals working in your area of interest, helping to hone your leadership skills and learn about career development.
- Interacting daily with co-workers and Londoners will polish your communication skills, giving you knowledge that will make you an asset in any other position in your future!
- As a full-time staff member of your office, you have an outstanding training ground to practice your professional skills and start building your career network!
Learn About Policy
As a PPIP Intern in London, you will experience policy, trade, and international relations firsthand!
- PPIP Interns work on a wide variety of public policy issues with one common thread–they affect our foreign policy and trade in a profound way.
- PPIP interns make a difference! As an intern, you will learn the policy process from the ground up and learn how our government functions within the trade arena. PPIP interns become a part of the process that shapes our nation and world!