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Public Policy Internships

Purdue’s College of Agriculture offers three unique public policy internships for our undergraduate students.  For our students who are interested in Indiana politics, legislation and policies, the College of Agriculture offers two spring internship opportunities: College of Agriculture Spring Indiana Statehouse Public Policy Internship and the College of Agriculture’s Spring Indiana Farm Bureau Public Policy Legislative Internship.  The Office of Academic Programs also provides multiple undergraduate students interested in national politics, legislation and policies a summer option in our Purdue University College of Agriculture Public Policy Internship Program in Washington D.C. 

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The online application for all 3 (spring and summer) 2022 Public Policy Internships is due by October 16, 2022. 

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In addition to the application, students must also submit the following:

  • Updated resumes noting education, work history, extracurricular activities and volunteer experiences; and
  • At least two letters of reference.  Recommenders need to complete the online Qualtrics questionnaire.  One letter of reference must include an assessment of the student’s academic capability and any noted leadership and/or communication skills from the classroom setting.  Another reference must include a professional assessment of the student’s work ethic, maturity, ability to work with others, and leadership and communication skills.

Students are required to submit at least two letters of reference in support of their applications for the College of Agriculture Public Policy Internship program.

  1. One letter of recommendation must be focused on the student's academic skills including assessment of the student's academic capabilities, leadership and/or professional skills inside the classroom, communication skills and working in a team dynamic.
  2. Another letter of recommendation must address the student's professional skills including the student's work ethic, maturity, ability to work with others, communication skills and any noted leadership skills.
  3. Students are also able to include a 3rd recommendation letter that is personal in nature, but is not required for the program.

Recommenders, please complete the online Qualtrics form to complete the student's letter of reference.

Questions - Please contact CATE@purdue.edu or 765-494-8476 for assistance.

  • Purdue University College of Agriculture undergraduate student
  • At least 18 years of age by the start of the internship semester
  • Completed at least one semester of classes on the West Lafayette campus (with preference given to sophomores, juniors and seniors returning for the following Fall semester)
  • Maintain a current GPA of 3.0 or above

  • Eligible to work in the United States (I-9 documentation required)
  • Purdue University College of Agriculture undergraduate student
  • At least 18 years of age by the start of the internship semester
  • Completed at least one semester of classes on the West Lafayette campus (with preference given to sophomores, juniors and seniors returning for the following Fall semester)
  • Maintain a current GPA of 3.0 or above