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Public Service Internships

Undergraduates in their junior or senior year can earn up to three academic credits through the Public Service Internship course. They work with non-profits, government agencies, or schools to gain practical experience, deepen their understanding of public service, and make a difference in the community. Opportunities are available each semester, with partnerships including organizations like The City of Tulsa, Youth Services Tulsa, and Habitat for Humanity.

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Undergraduate students with a classification of Junior or Senior may earn up to three hours of academic credit through the Public Service Internship course. Interns placed with non-profit organizations, government agencies, or schools will enhance their educational experience and career options, and deepen their understanding of public and community service while making a meaningful impact in the community.


Standing internships are available each semester. Additionally, in coordination with the course instructor, new internship opportunities may be created in alignment with a student’s academic track and future goals.

Recent Public Service Internship partners include The City of Tulsa, Youth Services Tulsa, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa Global Alliance, Emergency Infant Services, The Little Lighthouse, Habitat for Humanity, The Zone, Kendall-Whittier Elementary, Will Rogers Jr/Sr High School, Happy Hands, Kendall-Whittier Main Street, True Blue Pantry, The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

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Students may email course instructor for more information about Public Service Internship opportunities. Prior to enrolling, students must confirm the internship meets their degree path requirements with their academic advisor. Course Bulletin PS 3591, PS 3592, PS 3593

Organizations interested in hosting a Public Service Internship may submit an internship description or contact our office for further information.