CAREER SERVICES: Upcoming Deadlines Public Policy Handbook

CAREER SERVICES: Upcoming Deadlines Public Policy Handbook

Make sure you are regularly checking the Government Honors & Internship and Public Policy Handbooks. Visit Atlas for handbook access. 


This resource provides graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in public policy administration and analysis with resources for internships and after-graduation positions with think tanks, advocacy organizations, federal agencies and other institutions engaged in policy analysis and implementation.

The Handbook lists hundreds of programs in areas of policy such as health care, national security, civil rights, constitutional law, etc. Details about the programs include deadlines, desired applicant qualifications, the application, and the selection process. It describes each employer’s mission and organizational structure, provides links to employer web sites, deadline tables, and searches by city, topic area, and organization name.


The Government Honors & Internship Handbook and the Public Policy Handbook have been in continuous publication since 2001 and 2005 respectively, in cooperation with the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law. The original authors, Mary Birmingham, and Paula Nailon are former practicing lawyers and Assistant Deans who have 30 plus years as legal career professionals. Though the authors retired in 2014 from the College of Law, they will continue to publish the Handbooks under Arizona Handbooks, L.L.C., as licensed from the University of Arizona Board of Regents.