The SCETL Advantage

The SCETL Advantage is exactly what it sounds like: a leg up for our students! Through a bi-weekly newsletter, we'll find and recommend internships, let you know about upcoming student events, highlight interesting reads across the web and more. 

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SCETL Advantage Movie Night

The Truman Show

We all have our secrets, private thoughts and free will over life. All of us, except Truman. What if you didn’t know that your life was a LIVE television production? What if you had no idea that all of the people in your life were actors?

Watch The Truman Show with us and explore how the themes of surveillance and free will apply in our own lives.

Join the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) and the SCETL Student Assembly for our annual January Movie Night on January 28 at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union Pima Auditorium room 230. 

Bring your friends. We will bring the movie treats!

Register here.

Internship opportunities

Required to graduate with a degree in civic and economic thought and leadership, internships provide indispensable opportunities to explore careers in public service, government, and the private sector; build your resume with professional experience; network with potential future employers; perhaps travel to Washington, D.C. or abroad; and prepare for your post-graduate opportunities. 

Explore internship opportunities. 

Meet our team

Carol McNamara

Associate Director for Public Programs and Senior Lecturer


Phone: (480) 965-0270

Emily Rap

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies


Phone: (480) 965-0155

Susan Carrese

Clinical Assistant Director


Phone: (480) 965-0155

Schedule an appointment

If you have any internship related questions, schedule a virtual internship appointment with Carol below. 

Information for employers

Every student in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership is required to complete an internship prior to graduating. Internships provide valuable experiences for our students, giving them the outside-the-classroom learning they need to forge ahead in the 21st century. 

We need employers like you who are interested in providing our students the opportunity to work and learn in your offices. Our students are hard-working, ready to learn and do what it takes to get the job done. In turn, they're looking for opportunities to grow professionally and network with potential employers down the road. We're always looking for new offices to host our students for a semester. When you host a SCETL student, you become a part of their academic learning process. 

Learn more.