Public Policy Projects are a culminating experience of the Master of Public Policy program at Temple University. Every year, governmental and non-profit organizations involved in public policy development are invited to submit a proposal to engage a team of students in a semester-long project beginning in January. These projects provide students with hands-on experiences that parallel the activities and issues they will encounter in the workplace. Working for a client organization, teams of students spend a full semester addressing the client's issue. The project allows students to integrate the skills learned from their coursework at Temple, as they tackle important policy issues. Plus, these projects also provide significant benefits to clients, including the ability to address issues for which current staff may not have the time or expertise and the opportunity to "preview" prospective employees.
Past clients have included (among others), SEPTA, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, City of Philadelphia Office of the Mayor, the Graduate! Network, the Diverse Chambers of Greater Philadelphia, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Committee of Seventy. Visit our website for a full list of past clients and more information regarding the Public Policy Project.
The deadline for submitting proposals for the Spring 2024 Public Policy Project course is Monday, November 13, 2023. More details regarding the course and the proposal submission process, including the RFP template, can be found on the RFP submission form. For questions, or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Kasey Trapp, MPP Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.