We are grateful to our community partners and the educational experiences they bring to our students. The program seeks to engage a wide range of community-based, national and international organizations in our work. We seek to advance research that is of value to philanthropy and civil society, assist in building capacity in this sector, and provide invaluable experiential learning for our students. For further information on what is involved for practicum placements and research projects please refer to description below.
Description of how your Organization can be involved….
Professional Development Practicum is an optional course for this program. It is an unpaid practicum in an organization that would be approximately 7-10 hours a week for 3 months (1 semester). The practicum gives students a wonderful opportunity for hands on work experience in the philanthropic sector. The student would be working in the office on projects that can be of help to the organization and supervised by a person within the organization. Paid practicums would also be considered if that is of interest to the organization.
Capstone Project is a mandatory course for this program completed in the final fall term. The students sign up for projects to form student teams to undertake research on an issue of relevance to the organization. It is an unpaid research project conducted offsite during a 3 month period (1 semester). The capstone project would be of an issue that the organization wants to be researched (previous examples: social return on investment, evaluation, policy research, etc.). The student(s) would conduct research offsite under the guidance of a faculty supervisor. At the end of the term the student(s) would give a formal presentation and submit a report to the organization / faculty supervisor on their research findings.
If your organization wishes to be involved or requires further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org