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Graduate Internships

Interns work side-by-side with our practitioners

We offer internship placements that allow graduate students to build their collaborative skills and participate in active collaborative governance projects around the state. Prospective interns are interviewed, and placements are tailored to students’ interests and skill levels.

Intern activities are tailored to you

Interns sometimes perform the following tasks:

Prospective interns are interviewed, and placements are tailored to students’ interests and skill levels.

  • Observe collaborative stakeholder meetings, take meeting notes, and draft summaries
  • Create spreadsheets to track group member information; maintain a project calendar
  • Conduct meeting evaluations
  • Conduct research to support collaborative projects
  • Help plan meetings, coordinate logistics, and prepare meeting materials
  • Schedule conflict assessment interviews, observe interviews
  • Draft website summaries or help create a social media presence for a project
  • Provide other project support

We accept internship applications at any time, and make placements as projects become available.

We offer 509 Placements

We also offers 509 placements for PSU's Public Administration students on a case-by-case basis. 

More information

For more information about internships and 509 placements, contact us at 503.725.9077 or by email at npccdesk@pdx.edu.

Watch the video about our internship program

The Collaborators of Tomorrow: The NPCC Internship Program