Fall 2013 - 63430 - PA680PA - Policy Research Project
Managing International Non-Profits
Students in this class will do research in non-profits in Latin America over the December/January semester intercession.The purpose of this PRP is to offer students professional experience working in small interdisciplinary teams as consultants to international/domestic nonprofit client organizations. This PRP expects to offer five NGO client projects, most with organizations that provide services in Latin America and the Caribbean.
During the Fall semester, students will work with the professor and guest speakers on consulting, communication and project management skills. In addition, students will conduct research and prepare for fieldwork with experts on knowledge topics relevant to the NGO client deliverables. Student teams will conduct international/domestic travel over the winter break (tentatively January 1-12, 2014). The Spring semester will focus on refining and completing client deliverables. Each deliverable will include a video project highlighting the work of the NGO; students will complete media and video editing training as part of the coursework.
This PRP is limited to 15 students, working in five teams of three persons each. There will be a competitive selection process in August. Spanish language skills will be necessary for the international projects. Additional details will be provided once the NGO projects are confirmed.
Funding for travel stipends to defray the costs of international travel will be provided by the RGK Center's Meadows Social Enterprise Fellows Program and the McCombs School of Business Texas MBA+ Leadership Program.