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Gvpt 388i - Topical Investigations:Government and Politics Public Policy Internship Program
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GVPT388i 386 Public Policy Internship Program Spring Term 2010 Tuesday 6 30 9 15pm Instructor Elizabeth A Bentley Smith Email ebentley gvpt umd edu Phone 301 405 5021 Office 1135A Tydings Hall Office Hours Wednesday 2 00 4 00pm and by appointment Course Description This course will examine the contemporary performance of the public policy process in the American Democratic Government System It will provide an overall introduction to the workings of the political policy processes typologies theories and bureaucracy at the federal level Focus will be on the powers organization and rules and procedures of the United States government with emphasis on constitutional responsibilities and institutional procedures The course will be split in two sections 1 how policy is organized designed and simply put together and 2 how policy is implemented through bureaucracy The Government and Politics Public Policy Internship Program enables students to work in local state national regional or global political institutions and receive college credit Students are expected to work 8 20 hours per week over a 15 week semester and attend a weekly seminar in order to complete the program The Public Policy Internship Program is designed for those students interested in the following policy institutions or policy arenas 1 the Federal Bureaucracy 2 the Federal Courts 3 Civil Rights 4 Community Service 5 Environment 6 International Studies 7 Area Studies especially Asian and Latin American Studies 8 Labor 9 Policy Advocacy 10 Political Communications 11 Municipal City or County Government and 12 State Government 1 You must register for the following courses to earn GVPT credit for this internship GVPT 388I section 0101 for 3 credits REG grading method GVPT 386 section 6301 for 6 credits Pass Fail grading method optional only register for this course if you wish to earn additional elective credits this course will not count toward any GVPT major requirements Fieldwork You are required to



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