Jobs and Internships Opportunities

Department administrators and Community Partners: If you have an internship or job announcement for our current students or alumni, please contact Thank you!

**As a reminder, all in-person internships have been suspended until further notice.  Only fully-remote internships will be approved at this time.**


A list of recent job and internship opportunities available below, starting with the most recent:


City of Elk Grove - Summer 2021 Internship

The City of Elk Grove is seeking a Master of Public Policy or Public Administration graduate student assistant who desires a career in local government management. This opportunity will expose the graduate student assistant to various local government management issues and concerns, providing real-world work experience to learn about public service beyond the textbook description.

View full description here.

Application Deadline: February 11th


California Legislative Analyst's Office - Summer 2021 Internship

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) is seeking applications for its summer graduate internship. Please see the attached document for information about the LAO and the advertised position. Additional information can be found on our website at

View full description here.

Application Deadline: February 12th


The Arizona Center for Economic Progress - Southern Arizona Outreach Associate (Full-time job opportunity)

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress and the People First Economy campaign seek an organizer in southern Arizona for a multi-year, multi-issue, multi-organizational campaign centered around creating a stronger economy for all Arizonans through stronger state and local investments and progressive reform. This team member will play a critical role in ensuring that the voices and priorities of southern Arizona communities are actively engaged in shaping this work. The organizer will be responsible for expanding organizational partnerships, coordinating media and outreach efforts, and engaging in state legislative and local advocacy in southern Arizona.

View full job description here.

Application Deadline: Open until filled



City of Mesa - Management Analyst I (Full-time job opportunity)

The City of Mesa, Arizona is recruiting for the position of Management Analyst I in the Office of Management and Budget. This position is ideal for recent or soon to be MPA, MPP, and MBA graduates who have an interest in local government.

View full job description and apply here.

Questions about the position or application may also be directed to Rachel Butler at

Application Deadline: Thursday, January 14, 2021


Pima Association of Governments (Full-Time job opportunities)

Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is a metropolitan planning organization for the greater Tucson region and an association of local, state and tribal governments that works to build consensus among its members and the public on regional planning for transportation, water quality, air quality and economic vitality.

Available positions: RTA Budget Manager, Senior Transportation Planner, Communications Manager

View both job descriptions here.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


Arizona Auditor General (Full-time job opportunity - rolling basis)

The AZ Auditor General is looking for qualified candidates to fill their Performance Auditor positions.  Performance auditors look at State agencies and programs. Working in a mutually respectful team environment, you will learn about State agencies to understand their roles and responsibilities, evaluate how well they perform their responsibilities, research and identify best practices, and provide objective recommendations to improve their operations.

View full job details here.


Arizona Governor's Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting (Job opportunity - rolling basis)

The AZ Governor's Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting (OSPB) is currently hiring for a full-time position. The OSPB advises the Executive on financial and strategic decision-making, as well as a wide variety of projects, for the State of Arizona.

OSPB Budget Analyst Job Opportunity


Joint Legislative Budget Committee (Job Opportunity - rolling basis)

The office of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee provides a full range of non-partisan fiscal and program analysis for the Arizona State Legislature. We currently have openings for a Fiscal Analyst and Economist, which are primarily entry level positions. We seek individuals who have a Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy Analysis, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field.

JLBC Fiscal Analyst position details

JLBC Economist position details


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Page last updated 1/13/2021.