The Clinton School’s International Public Service Projects (IPSP) are designed to provide a practical “hands on” experience outside the United States with an organization that fosters an immersive cross-cultural experience or domestically with an organization that has a global mission to its work within the United States. The IPSP provides students with the opportunity to apply learning acquired during the first year of the MPS curriculum by testing newly developed skills in a setting that stretches the boundaries of one’s existing cultural and experiential world ultimately creating the conditions for academic, professional and personal growth.
All students select their own international project that builds on the knowledge and skills they have gained in their first two semesters at the Clinton School, along with learning acquired from their prior academic and public service experiences. Students spend the spring semester researching and developing a project plan before their projects begin. The faculty director and the partner organization approve the project plan before it is implemented over 8- 10 weeks during the summer term.
Click here to view the Summer 2017 International Public Service Projects.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a host organization for the International Public Service Project, please contact Tiffany Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org or (501) 683-5624.