Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Monday, October 31, 2016

Workshop project proposals sought

The La Follette School of Public Affairs is seeking client-based projects for students in its Workshop in Public Affairs and Workshop in International Public Affairs courses. Applications from public, nonprofit, or private-sector organizations are due December 1. Alumni are encouraged to apply.

Student groups complete the client-based projects under the direction of a La Follette School faculty member. During the semester-long course beginning in January, students gain practical experience applying the tools they acquired during their previous coursework.

By early May, each group produces a research-based, analytical, evaluative, and prescriptive report – the equivalent of a masters’ degree thesis – and presents its results to the client during an in-person or video meeting.

The viability of projects is based on the following criteria.
• Is there a clear and high-profile client, with a point of contact in a position to respond to students and facilitate the conversations?
• Data availability: Given the short timeline, existing public or internal data is preferred.
• Is the project scope focused enough to conduct analysis and make recommendations within the time period.

Organizations interested in submitting a proposal must complete an online application by December 1. Previous Workshop reports are available on the La Follette School’s website.

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