Career Options and Internship Placements in Public Administration

Our MPA graduates are leaders in local, state and federal government, nonprofit corporations, universities and colleges, and private businesses throughout the Dayton region, Ohio, the United States and internationally. The following is a partial list of organizations in which our graduates serve in top administrative positions:

  • U.S. Federal Government and Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Governments in Mongolia, Moldova
  • State governments including Ohio and Georgia
  • Cities including Dayton, Piqua, Kettering, Bellbrook, Vandalia, Moraine, Fairborn, Beavercreek, Troy, Trotwood, Englewood
  • Ohio counties such as Montgomery, Greene, Clinton, and Miami
  • Ohio townships such as Washington, Bethel
  • Universities and colleges, including Duquesne, Ohio, Sinclair Community College, California State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Nonprofits such as Dayton Children's Hospital, American Red Cross, Dayton Development Corporation, Clothes that Work, Hannah's Treasure Chest, East End Community Services, Dayton Better Business Bureau, Western Ohio Epilepsy Foundation, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Athletes in Action, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
  • Private Corporations such as banking, consulting, housing, web marketing, as well as planning,  law, development firms

Our MPA students may be required to complete internships. The following is a partial list of organizations in which our students have been placed:

Government Organizations
  • City of Dayton Department of Finance
  • City of Dayton Human Relations Council
  • City of Dublin, City Manager’s Office
  • City of Piqua, City Manager’s Office
  • City of Urbana, Community Development, Planning and Zoning
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Food and Safety Inspection, USDA
  • Greater Dayton RTA
  • Greene County College Success Partnership
  • Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget
  • US Treasury, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau
Nonprofit Organizations
  • American Heart Association
  • Center for Family Services, Hamilton, Ohio
  • Dayton Red Cross
  • Dayton YMCA
  • East End Community Services
  • Miami Valley Child Development Centers
  • Suicide Prevention Center
  • Volunteer Connection United Way