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Posts from August 2015

Summer Internship in Cambodia

Trinetta Chong, MPP '16

This summer, over ninety Goldman School students interned in government, nonprofit and private agencies throughout the US and the world. 

GSPP student Trinetta Chong worked with Cambodian Child's Dream Organization, an non-governmental organization that builds wells and latrines for rural communities and supports local schools through an education and breakfast program.

As a monitoring and evaluation intern, Trinetta was responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of existing programs and recommending new strategies for improvement. Her projects included creating a well maintenance database, developing surveys to find out students' meal habits and analyzing trends using school attendance, test scores and demographic information. 

Read more about Trinetta's internship here.


Open: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The application for the Goldman School of Public Policy will open on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. You will be able to access the application online through the Graduate Division.

The deadline for the application and supplemental materials is Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. Note: Some concurrent degree programs have different application deadlines. 

FAQ in the GSPP inbox

“Berkeley does not offer a dual MPP/MBA, so prospective students must choose to apply to one of the two degrees. If I apply to Goldman instead of Haas, would it be relatively easy to enroll in business classes at Haas? Or are classes at Haas largely reserved for MBA students? Conversely, if I apply to Haas, how easy is it to enroll in classes at Goldman?”

While we do not offer a concurrent degree with the Haas School of Business, students may take electives there. What's great about the electives is that they can be taken anywhere campus. The University course catalogue is open to you, which means you can take classes at Berkeley Law, Haas School of Business, College of Engineering, Social Welfare, School of Public Health, College of Natural Resources, School of Education, School of Journalism, School of Information, and more.

To get a snapshot of what classes are available to non-MBA students, the best route is to contact the Haas School of Business directly.

The MPP Core (210A+B, 260A+B, 200, 205, 299) is restricted to MPP students. Non-MPP students may enroll in other elective MPP courses, with some exceptions. If you have questions about specific MPP courses, please contact Isaac Castro, PPIA Program Manager and Student Services Advisor, at icastro@berkeley.edu.

Summer Internship in Southeast Asia

Cesar Manuel Zulaica, MPP '16

This summer, over ninety Goldman School students interned in government, nonprofit and private agencies throughout the US and the world. 

Cesar Manuel Zulaica worked in southeast Asia with the for-profit social enterprise agency Next Billion, which explores the connection between development and business. Cesar piloted several data-gathering applications including a project in Indonesia that is using one such app to follow up on the sanitation conditions and community behavior around water use. Read more about Cesar's internship here.

GSPP Summer Interns

This summer, Goldman School students interned at over 90 organizations around the world. Many of the internships were for government agencies and non-profits organizations in Washington DC, Sacramento and San Francisco, but students went as far as Asunción, Paraguay; Cape Town, South Africa; and Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

For a snapshot of student internships, read about Cesar Manuel Zulaica's work in Southeast AsiaTrinetta Chong in CambodiaDarian Woods' internship at Planet MoneyAdam Gorski's work for a network of charter schools and Lisa Corsetto's time at the Office of the United States Trade Representative.