The  MPA Internship is an investment partnership by the Dalhousie School of Public Administration (SPA) and public sector employers in professional development and future public service leadership.

The SPA offers an elective half-credit course for internship, which includes a public service work term. Employers offer development positions for work terms, and candidates for the MPA compete for these positions. The work terms foster the integration of practical public service experience with the professional education of the MPA program.

The internship enhances both the quality of education and work preparedness of students who participate. It is of benefit to candidates for the MPA, employers and the SPA.

It is a contribution to the profession of public service and the quality of public service in Canada.