The Clinton School invites non-profits, government agencies, businesses, foundations or other organizations working on issues of social change to submit ideas for field service projects to be completed during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Each year, Clinton School students partner with organizations for public service projects as part of the school’s Master of Public Service degree program. Field service at the Clinton School emphasizes the practice of public service through the completion of projects focusing on systemic social justice issues. Students complete three for-credit public service projects during the two-year program.
“The field service partnerships are a wonderful win-win for nonprofits in our state,” said Hunter Phillips Goodman, executive director of the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence, a previous Clinton School partner organization. “They provide a strong, valuable match of students’ interests with the nonprofit workforce to address community needs and create viable solutions.”
Projects appropriate for masters-level fieldwork include:
• Facilitating discussions on social issues
• Conducting needs assessments to study a problem and determine a plan to develop and implement solutions
• Identifying and developing community/organization assets
• Designing and implementing surveys to collect information about a problem
• Building or strengthening partnerships, coalitions and/or teams
• Conducting interviews and focus groups
• Mobilizing people to take action on social issues
• Researching best practices
Click here for application materials. An information session for interested organizations will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at 3 p.m. at Sturgis Hall. To attend that session or obtain additional information about how to apply, contact Julianne Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-683-5392.
Practicum projects are selected by the Clinton School and accomplished by small teams of students from November 2011 through March 2012. Applications for Practicum projects are due on April 13, 2012.
Capstone projects are selected by individual students based on their career goals. Students devote roughly 250 hours to implementing their Capstones. Proposals for Capstone projects are accepted on a rolling basis through August. It is recommended that capstone project proposals be submitted by February 1.