MPA Job listOregon Internship

Sandi Parkes sandi.parkes at
Wed May 12 15:43:48 MDT 2004



The 10-week internship is launched each summer with a week-long 
performance measurement seminar taught June 7-11 at Portland State 
University by Dr. Robert Behn from Harvard's Kennedy School of 
Government.  The interns then apply what they have learned to 
performance projects defined by their sponsors--mostly state and local 
agencies in Oregon, and a few not-for-profits.  The students also meet 
with various policy-level decision makers during the summer and visit 
many of Oregon's renowned sites:  the Oregon Coast, Columbia River 
Gorge, Mt. Hood, Crater Lake, and rafting on the Deschutes River.


See <>, or 
attached, for more information


Each intern is paid a $5,000 stipend.


The 2004 OPI class is exceptionally strong and comes from many of 
America's top schools of public policy and public administration:  

American University, UC Berkeley, Chicago, Duke, Georgia, Harvard, 
Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Portland State, Princeton, 
Texas, UCLA, Washington, and Wisconsin





Oregon state government, which is a pioneer and recognized leader in 
performance measurement and management, has formed a project to set 
performance standards for its enterprise resource activities--human 
resources, financial management, information systems and technology, 
procurement, and facilities management (prior performance measurement 
focus has been largely on program results rather than the management and 
efficacy of these enterprise resources).  The sponsoring agency is the 
Department of Administrative Services, the administrative arm of the 
Governor's Office.  The project is highly visible and will provide the 
right intern with exposure to complex governmental operations, many 
contacts, and a project (a resume line) of unusual importance.


Project is slated to begin June 1, but start date can be sooner or later 
to accommodate the student's academic calendar.




Send a resume via email along with the student's contact information to 
me by noon P.D.T. this Friday, May 14 (sooner is better)


George K Beard

Director, Oregon Peformance Internship

PO Box 820103

Portland, Oregon 97282-1103



503 772 0222

gbeard at <mailto:gbeard at> <>


Sandi Parkes
Program Manager
Public Administration Education
sandi.parkes at

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