Clinton School Practicum Proposal Form
The Clinton School of Public Service actively seeks Arkansan organizations to partner in providing an appropriate setting for the placement of its students for Practicum projects. The Clinton School’s Master of Public Service (MPS) degree program requires each of its students to complete three field projects that meaningfully and substantively contribute to public service organizations including non-governmental organizations, government agencies, foundations, non-profits, and coalitions The Practicum project is the first of these projects. Students accomplish projects that meet organizational priorities to address significant social issues. A brief description of the unique field service projects, as well as some examples of possible activities are below. Note that this is not a comprehensive list and those with questions about fit should contact the Office of Field Service Education.
This is a first-year, team-based (3-5 students) project. Teams work within a 2-hour radius of Little Rock from early September through late April. Projects include:
• Designing and conducting surveys, interviews, and focus groups;
• Facilitating public discussions and/or building stakeholder coalitions;
• Conducting best practice research;
• Conducting needs assessments to identify problems; and recommend appropriate solutions.
If you would like a project to be considered, please complete the following form. For additional information on Practicum or one of the other two field work experiences, please contact the Director of Local Programs and Regional Outreach at
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What is your organization's mission?
Type of Organization
Nonprofit (including NGO)
Organization Address for Clinton School project
Organization Headquarters Address (if different from above)
Organization Web Address
How many people work in your organization?
Contact's Connection to Project
For example: Founder, Councilperson, Manager, etc.
Contact Phone Number
Will this be the person supervising the student(s)?
If contact is not project supervisor, please provide project supervisor contact information.
Preferred Form of Contact
Describe what you would like to have accomplished for your organization and/or the community through field projects accomplished by graduate students.
As a Practicum Partner, you take on many roles. You are a community leader, an issue area expert, a supervisor, a role model for professionalism, and a mentor to your team of Clinton School students. The most effective partners have experience wearing these many hats and are an integral part to the overall success of the project. Please share any experiences you have had that are applicable to serving in the unique leadership role of Practicum Partner.
Overall focus of organizational activities (please check all that apply):
Sustainable Development (building sustainable systems, programs and organizations)
Gender (LGBT, women's empowerment, domestic violence, etc.)
Diversity (race, civil rights, religion, ethnicity, refugees/immigrants, etc.)
The Arts (visual arts, music, drama, film, etc.)
Labor (advocacy, services, policies, etc.)
Youth and Family
Community Service and Volunteerism
Nonprofit Services (strategy, planning and other services provided to non-profits)
Peace and Security
Are there specific skills that the student(s) working on these projects need to have?
What region is served by your organization?
State of Arkansas
A state other than Arkansas (please specify in next question)
The United States
A region of the U.S. (please specify in next question)
A country other than the U..S. (please specify in next question)
If you answered other state/region/country, please identify what region your organization serves.
What is the target population that your organization serves?
Example: HIV/AIDS patients in Arkansas, global youth, women in Nepal, etc.
Are there important dates relevant to your projects? Please detail those dates and deadlines.
What organizational support could you provide to the students? (Choose all applicable options)
Supervisor available to student(s) for duration of project
Office space (could include desk, access to phone/fax, printer, copier)
Stipend/Pay (An option that can be provided for Capstone and IPSP students)
If you have any additional resources or materials you would like to submit with your proposal, let us know here.
For example: best practices research, financial information, or promotional materials.
How did you hear about getting involved with the Clinton School?
Clinton School student
Clinton School alumni
Clinton School faculty or administration
Arkansas Coalition for Excellence
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Another Clinton School partner
Clinton School website
Please email any supporting materials or questions you have to
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