Public Policy Handbook

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Paula Nailon
Director, Professional Development, Law Instruction
Mary Birmingham
Assistant Dean, Law Administration
Barbara Carlson
Administrative Associate, Law Administration
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The Public Policy Handbook, published annually, will provide your students and graduates with resources for internships with think tanks, advocacy organizations, federal agencies and other institutions engaged in policy analysis and implementation. Students and career counselors have access to programs, deadlines, and applicant qualifications via a password protected website.


The Public Policy Handbook, published annually by the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, is a web-based comprehensive listing of federal, state and advocacy organizations and agencies with internships and post-graduation positions for those with an interest and training in public policy administration and analysis. The handbook lists 200+ programs in areas of policy such as health care, national security, civil rights, constitutional law, etc. The book provides details about programs, deadlines and desired applicant qualifications, as well as the application and selection process. It describes each employer’s mission and organizational structure, and provides links to employer web sites. Also included are deadline tables, and searches by city, topic area, and agency name. Purchase price: $250 for one year subscription (January - December 2014)


  • Graduate and law students seeking federal and state, or advocacy group public policy internships
  • Recent graduates seeking full and part-time positions in public policy Advantages:
  • Comprehensive - lists major federal and state agencies, and advocacy organizations hiring University graduate and undergraduate students with public policy interests and training
  • Current - updated throughout the year for subscribers, and re-issued mid-January annually to new and re-subscribers


Mary N. Birmingham

Barbara Carlson

Paula C Nailon


Lewis Humphreys

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