Practicum ProjectThis 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.
International Public Service ProjectThis immersive, cross-cultural project takes place after students' first year. Timeframe is 8-10 weeks and most students complete these projects between May and July. Projects options include all of the above and:• Conducting primary and secondary research, and data analysis;• Developing communication materials, program manuals, and capacity building tools; • Asset mapping to identify resources and recommend future action.
Capstone ProjectThis culminating project draws on all skills and experiences that students have obtained during their masters program and should align with student career goals. Individual students complete a minimum of 250 contact hours with organizations anywhere in the world. Project options include all of the above and:• Program planning and development; • Developing and implementing outcome and impact assessments;• Developing an advocacy plan and campaign; • Conducting data analysis and writing recommendation reports; • Creating or strengthening partnerships, coalitions, and teams.
If you would like a project to be considered, please complete the following form. For additional information please contact the Office of Field Service Education, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.