The Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation Practicum (DPMI Plus) is a three- to nine-month professional internship that allows you to apply your DPMI skills in the field.
This internship fulfills the practicum requirement within the International Policy and Development, MPA, International Education Management, and International Environmental Policy degrees. Deliverables involve the application of DPMI and MPA tools, frameworks, and concepts. An explanatory narrative should clearly explain how each deliverable relates to the DPMI curriculum (i.e., which specific tools, concepts, or frameworks are being applied).
Students also create a case study that examines some DPMI-related issues confronting the organization in which they are working. These issues may include project design, project monitoring, training, stakeholder participation, strategic partnering, social entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Positions can be paid or unpaid and must be a minimum of 11 weeks at an organization in the student's field of interest. Students can only serve at organizations with at least 3 full-time, paid staff members. Please contact Carolyn Taylor Meyer to find out more about program requirements.
Peacock Acres, Salinas
United Way, various locations
UN Women, various locations
UNICEF, various organizations
Accion, New York
Mercy Corps, various locations
Winrock, various locations
Students confirm they are completing DPMI Plus by registering for the course in Banner. In order for the DPMI Plus faculty and staff team to start working with you in advance of the registration process, please indicate your interest in DPMI Plus through this form. Please contact Carolyn Taylor Meyer with any questions.