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.

MassChallenge Israel

Bringing the latest startup innovations and technologies to a global community

Sean Street worked in Jerusalem with MassChallenge Israel in the summer of 2019. Each year, MassChallenge Israel selects finalists from a pool of more than 500 applicants to compete for funding to grow their businesses.

In addition to the opportunity to compete for more than $3M in cash prizes, the selected finalists receive 16 weeks in MassChallenge’s renowned accelerator program, which allows for hands-on support, free working space, tailored workshops, and access to corporate partners and investors.

Street assisted with programming, curriculum, and mentorship for each of the accelerator program’s finalists. He also worked with the organization’s Education-Technology track, where he helped with the skill development of Ed-Tech startups. Additionally, the MassChallenge partnership team tasked him with creating a dashboard of Ed-Tech and Med-Tech content, contacts, and evaluations to help the team communicate with partners and funders.

Sean Street

Sean Street (’20)

“Every business has an impact on the world around it. When entrepreneurs recognize how their existence affects the world around them, they begin to think critically about their purpose, their mission, their vision and their values. In my role working with each startup, we talk about these things. My goal entering this project was simple: ‘What can I learn today to build the best possible business tomorrow?’”


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

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

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

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.”