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Public Financial Management Internships

Internships that are relevant for students pursuing the Public Financial Management major for the BSPA degree should provide a setting where the student can apply knowledge obtained in coursework and/or present an opportunity for students to gain insight into potential financial management related career paths in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.

Internship opportunities should involve one or more of the following activities in a public, private, or nonprofit organization:

  • Analysis: Financial, revenue, expenditures, and credit
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Budgeting
  • Revenue or Expenditure forecasting/projecting
  • Investing
  • Cash Management
  • Debt Management
  • Capital Facilities Planning and/or Management

Internships should also provide the student the opportunity to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the players and stakeholders in the realm of public finance, the roles of citizens, voluntary associations, nonprofits, community groups, and the private sector, and their respective opportunities for voice and influence
  • Gain a better understanding of the relation of economics to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • Gain a better understanding of the ways in which government budgets effect the various sectors