Advance Your Career. Enhance Your Community.

Careers in public policy include appointed public positions, consultancy roles and nonprofit leadership positions that deal with budgeting and finance, economic development, environmental protection, public education, public health, social services and other policy fields. Temple alumni who already work in these fields provide important networks through which our graduates gain entry into exciting and rewarding public policy jobs.

Information Sessions

Public Policy and Nonprofit Management Info Sessions
We regularly hold several information sessions hosted via Zoom from September through May. Please check back in the fall for our new event schedule. 

image of the class of '24 MPP Graduates in a group in their caps and gowns
Class of '24 MPP Graduates

Alumni Spotlight

Temple’s MPP graduates have taken on many new employment opportunities since completing the program! Visit our Alumni Spotlight page to see where our graduates have landed!

Owls in the City

We have a large representation of MPP graduates within City Council and in other city offices. Check out below where some of our students from the program are finding jobs within the City of Philadelphia!




Brian Clinton

Chief of Staff to the Managing Director

City of Philadelphia

Sara DeNault

Director of Policy & Data for Council Member Nina Ahmad

City of Philadelphia

Stephanie Etienne

Policy Analyst, Office of Policy Planning and Delivery

City of Philadelphia

Jackie Golden

Deputy Director of Policy – City Controller

City of Philadelphia

Jacob Golden

Legislative Director, City Councilmember Mike Driscoll

City of Philadelphia

Kareem Groomes

Policy and Legislative Aide

City of Philadelphia

Samuel Hall

Manager, Community Development Programs

City of Philadelphia

Kira Halma

Science, Technology, and Labor Liaison for Councilmember Nina Ahmad

City of Philadelphia

Jamine Lamb

Policy and Fiscal Analyst, Mayor's Office of Legislative Affairs

City of Philadelphia

Helen Loughead

Chief Financial Officer, Office of the President, Philadelphia City Council

City of Philadelphia

Kathy Matheson

Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Philadelphia Fire Department

Clare Maus

Food Services Special Events Manager, Office of Homeless Services

City of Philadelphia

Brett Nedelkoff

Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Office of the President, Philadelphia City Council

City of Philadelphia

Amara O’Connell

Director of Food Services, Office of Homeless Services

City of Philadelphia

Rebecca Perry

Data and Infromation Analyst

City of Philadelphia

Taylor Quinland

Program Manager Strategist for Place Based Initiatives, Office of Sustainability

City of Philadelphia

Jessica Schlott

Rebuild Financial Manager

City of Philadelphia

Christopher Shelley

Smart Mobility Coordinator

City of Philadelphia

Tara Woody

Innovation Manager, Office of Innovation

City of Philadelphia

Public Policy Internships

All Master of Public Policy (MPP) students are required to serve in an internship and complete PLCY 5085 Internship in Public Policy. Past MPP students have served their internships at a number of different organizations, agencies and legislative offices.