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Ann Graham Public Policy Internship

Selection Criteria

The student intern selected must adhere to high expectations – hard work, dedication and public school advocacy – set by the internship namesake, former teacher, MEA leader and staff member, Ann Graham.

Recipient must:

  • Complete all requirements necessary to attain “junior” year status
  • Possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled in a teacher education/preparation program
  • Be a member in good standing of Student MEA-NEA


  • Intern(s) may be asked to travel within the state of Michigan and will be reimbursed for travel expenses when requested to travel during their internship experience.
  • Will require 6-8 hours per week, on an average, of the intern’s time on site at MEA Government Affairs, East Lansing during the regular university/college academic year of internship.
  • Off-site time and travel may also be required for various legislative, political events and conferences across Michigan.
  • Time on task and hours will be arranged with the academic needs of the intern, his/her schedule, university/college schedule and the needs of MEA Government Affairs.
  • The student intern will be required to complete a written report outlining tasks accomplished, skills acquired and knowledge learned.

Biographical Information

The Ann Graham Internship provides financial support and a broad array of public policy internship experiences to a current Michigan State University student.  The selected student-intern will gain valuable, hands-on insights into the development of public policy and its impact on public education.  The intern will develop a deeper understanding of the socio-economic, institutional, political and other factors that effect public education policy.  The roles of policy makers, interest groups, public opinion and the media will be observed directly.

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