The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is accepting proposals from organizations for the 2012-2013 academic year global policy (GPA) and Master of Development Practice (MDP) graduate student capstone courses. We are looking for project proposals from organizations working in international political, economic, security, human rights, humanitarian/relief, development or environmental fields. The description and guidelines for submitting a proposal is in the attached request for proposals (RFP). Please e-mail your proposal and any questions to Sherry Gray at the contact information below. HHH GPA & MDP Capstone RFP2012.rtf
For 2012-2013 consideration, please submit project proposals before August 20, 2012. A confirmation of receipt will be returned for all received project proposals. The selected organizations will be contacted in mid-September 2012.
The value of capstone pro bono projects to the client is hard for us to calculate, but potential clients should keep in mind that graduate research assistants at the University of Minnesota are paid from $17 to $26 an hour and also receive normal university benefits as well as tuition benefits. A team of graduate students can provide a potentially valuable service for organizations on projects in which their time and expertise is most useful.
Please see the attached fact sheet about HHH capstones. 2012 Capstone Fast Facts-update.docx
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)
Cason Family Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative (and other partners; 2 years in a row)
Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Global Deaf Connection/Junior Achievement Jamaica
Mano a Mano
No Time For Poverty (NTFP)
One Village Partners (2 years in a row)
Solidarity Movement for a New Ethiopia (SMNE)