Political Entrepreneurship through Internships: Local to Global


If you want to see how policy change works firsthand, you may find a perfect fit with an internship at an organization that allows you to learn in person, in real time how change occurs and policy is made.



Program Description

This political entrepreneurship certificate program prepares students for careers in public policy in global and domestic environments whether they be in governance organizations, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit agencies or private enterprises engaged in policy-making, implementation and critical assessment.

The program requirements include applied practice in these settings and an internship. A variety of internship opportunities exist for students with global, national, state or local interests. Coursework in the social sciences, humanities and business prepares students to be participants in policy processes as an avenue of civic engagement.


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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No





Program Requirements

Any student admitted to study at ASU may complete a certificate. Students should contact the School of Politics and Global Studies for more information about the certificate.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Enrollment Requirements

The requirements include applied practice in public policy settings and internship opportunities. Students majoring in any subject at the university may be awarded the certificate upon completion of the following 15 credits (12 of which must be upper-division and nine of which must be taken from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences):

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Program Contact Information

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