IPA Research Assistantships

IPA research assistantships (also referred to as graduate Public Administration Fellows) are currently available for graduate students in the School of Public Policy & Administration’s MPA and MA programs in the following policy areas:

  • civic education and engagement
  • conflict resolution
  • economic development
  • health and healthcare policy
  • education management
  • state and local government planning and training
  • transportation policy
  • water resources and the environment
  • personal leadership

Classroom concepts and hands-on practical experience come together as part of IPA’s research assistantships. Working 20 hours per week, our graduate research assistants (RAs) 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 RAs with valuable career skills and are often cited by students as the best aspects of their graduate study.

In tandem with faculty and professional staff, RAs 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, many of our RAs have been selected to work off-campus at state departments and agencies through our Public Policy Fellows program. Recent 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, contact Lisa Moreland (302-831-4955).