Spring 2012 quarter
- Cheri Lucas-Jennings law and public policy, environmental law
- Fields of Study
- business and management, communications, community studies, cultural studies, economics, field studies, government, health, law and government policy, law and public policy, leadership studies, media studies, sociology and sustainability studies
- Preparatory for studies or careers in
- American law and public policy, public administration, organizational structures, fiscal economics and a wide range of academic interests.
- Proficiency with research methodology; skills at working independently; interest but not necessarily background study in public agencies or organizations.
This program is designed to support students interested in internships with public agencies or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in public policy issues. Internship possibilities include but are not limited to: Department of Natural Resources, Department of Transportation, Department of Ecology, City of Olympia, a Water Resources agency or a Growth Management Board. There are also numerous local NGOs (e.g. Capital Land Trust, various fisheries commissions) that are focused on a variety of public policy.
In addition to internship work, students will complete an extensive independent research project focused on a public issue that is related to the internship work. Research topics could include public policy, environmental, land-use, health, education, welfare or other similar issues issues. Program work will include weekly meetings, peer-review groups, research, writing and presentation of the final paper. Final research papers will also be distributed to the relevant organizations or agencies.
- Campus Location
- Online Learning
- No Required Online Learning
- Greener Store
- Offered During
|February 21st, 2012||New offering added.|