School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares students to become contributing members of their local, regional, national and global communities through instruction, research and community outreach.

We approach public policy using a wider lens than other universities. In addition to the political science-based interpretation of public policy, we integrate other disciplines and fields that directly contribute to the management of the public interest.

We are able to adopt this approach because of our excellent faculty. Our professors have distinguished track records and share the common goal of producing graduates who go on to have successful careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Campus Opportunities

  • Intern this spring

    Earn university credit, apply your education to the workplace, develop professional skills and build lasting community relationships.
  • Career Day - Career Fair

    Students network with more than 100 employers. Employers visit with mroe than 800 students. Join us 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Atwood Ballroom. 

  • Government & Nonprofit Career Fair

    Free job fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union. For students and alumni interested in internships and jobs at government agencies. Advanced registration is recommended.