School of Public Affairs

Professions of Purpose

Career and networking resources to pursue your purpose.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

The School of Public Affairs at American University positions graduates for leadership and advisory positions, with real-world education and hands-on experience.

Finding the Right Fit

SPA boasts impressive employment outcome data with all of their master's degrees averaging 94% of their graduates working or continuing their education.


One of the greatest advantages to studying in DC is access to unparalleled internship opportunities. Our Career Advisors supplement the support system of faculty and administrators who are all committed to assisting you in finding internships and career opportunities that match your interests and career goals.

Top paid internships:

  • U.S. Department of State
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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