2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student-Originated Studies: Nonprofit Internships


Spring 2014 quarter

Doreen Swetkis public and nonprofit administration, public policy, urban studies
Fields of Study
business and management, community studies, field studies, law and public policy, leadership studies and theater
Preparatory for studies or careers in
Public and nonprofit administration, arts administration, cultural and historical preservation, advocacy and social change, community studies, management and organizations.

This program is intended for students who have completed work in community learning programs (such as The Business of Art ) and are prepared to complete an internship in a public or nonprofit agency.

Prior to the beginning of spring quarter, interested students must consult with the faculty about their proposed internship and/or course of study. Contracts that are completed before the beginning of spring quarter will be given priority.  All contracts must follow the college procedures for internships. While students are encouraged to seek out their own internship possibilities, we will work with campus resources and the faculty member's contacts to identify internship possibilities in public and nonprofit agencies.

Students will hold 20-28 hour/week internships (depending upon amount of credits: 12-16 variable option) and will come together as a class on Fridays to study more about doing nonprofit work through seminars, lectures, guest speakers and/or films. There will be common readings and individual written assignments.  The faculty member will work with the interning agencies, making at least one site-visit to each agency during the quarter and meeting regularly with students outside of scheduled class times as needed.  Internships must be located in the Seattle/Portland I/5 corridor or on the Olympic Peninsula within a reasonable distance (i.e., Mason County).   Participation in the weekly class meeting is required – no internships located nationally or internationally will be sponsored.

Advertised Schedule
Class meets from 9-4pm on Fridays.  Students are expected to work at their internship sites Monday-Thursday (or weekends with approval).
Schedule and Location
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
March 19th, 2014 This program is offered to Sophomores through Seniors.
April 19th, 2013 New opportunity added.