Real-World Experience and Valuable Career Skills
Classroom concepts and hands-on practical experience come together as part of IPA’s research assistantships. Working 20 hours per week, our graduate Public Administration Fellows (PAFs) are an integral part of our staff. They are involved in a wide array of important funded projects, both on campus and in the broader community. Real-world experience and the opportunity to further their professional development provide PAFs with valuable career skills and are often cited by students as the best aspects of their graduate study.
Applied Research and Public Service Projects
In tandem with faculty and professional staff, PAFs work on a wide range of applied research and public service projects, ranging from policy analysis to survey research to program evaluation. They participate in and lead professional development and training workshops, prepare technical reports and briefings, and make presentations on their findings.
In addition, some of our PAFs have been selected to work off-campus at state departments and agencies through our Public Policy Fellows program. Placements have included the Delaware Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, Office of State Planning Coordination, Wilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and the Division of Public Health.
For more information on the Institute for Public Administration's Graduate Public Administration Fellows Program or to apply, contact Lisa Moreland Allred.