The International Public Service Project, which is supported by a stipend, is an individual, 8-10 week experience in the summer term.
Students can tap into the Clinton School’s extensive network of overseas partnerships—students have served in 93 countries, as well as stateside with organizations that have a global mission.
Below are examples of International Public Service Projects and their impact across the world.
For organizations who are interested in partnering with the Clinton School on an International Public Service Project, please see the IPSP Partnerships page.
Improving economic opportunity for women in the Sacred Valley of Peru
Brandon Treviño worked with Awamaki, which helps Andean women start and run their own businesses by investing in their skills and leadership and connecting them to global markets for traditional hand-woven textiles. Treviño facilitated empowerment workshops to help the artisans become stronger leaders in their communities.
Awamaki has hosted 10 Clinton School students since 2016, and their various work includes executing a bi-annual demographic survey, revising and implementing an economic impact interview, and developing a series of empowerment workshops.
Brandon Trevino (’18)
“This experience helped me grow academically because I used almost every hard and soft skill I learned in my Clinton School classes and Practicum project. I owe my personal growth to the strong, determined, and passionate women Awamaki works with. The women of the Sacred Valley are truly the hardest working people I’ve ever met and I will never forget the things I learned from them.”
Junior Achievement Tanzania
Delivering hands-on learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship
In the summer of 2019, Allison Gent and Maya Tims partnered with Junior Achievement Tanzania, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs that prepares the young people of Tanzania for employment and entrepreneurship.
Gent and Tims conducted a monitoring and evaluation of ITS TYME – Immersion Training Strategy: Targeting Young Marginalized Entrepreneurs – JA Tanzania’s youth entrepreneurship program in Morogoro.
Gent and Tims compiled a baseline analysis report from a survey of hundreds of ITS TYME participants. The survey assessed the demographics, education, and work experiences of the program participants before they entered the program. That data was compared with end-of-program results to build an impact report highlighting the positive changes participants experience as a result of participating in ITS TYME.
Allison Gent (’20)
“I gained so much valuable experience from this project – going on field observations, analyzing data, writing numerous reports. I am so grateful for this opportunity and know that the experience and skills I have already and will continue to gain will benefit me in my future career.”
Maya Tims (’20)
“This work is important for the development of Tanzania. It is important because the program is currently focusing on entrepreneurship. It allows for them to be creative and get excited and passionate about their product.”