Community-University Partnership Options
Below are area university and college programs that can support your neighborhood and community initiatives by helping place students who are seeking volunteer and internship opportunities to apply what they are learning in the classroom with your community-based service projects. These are great opportunities to utilize the community as a classroom and to empower you as community and neighborhood leaders to be educators of the next generation of local leaders.
Descriptions below of each academic program describe most of the following:
- Description of the opportunities available to recruit student volunteers and interns by partnering with that academic program.
- Sample projects - typical community and neighborhood projects that would be most appropriate to match the needs of the students.
- Inappropriate projects that would not meet the academic needs of the students.
- What the college offers and what your organization would get out of the partnership.
- What the community partner organization must offer in order to meet the needs of the students and academic program.
- Qualifications that need to be present within the community partner organization to typically qualify.
- Time commitment per term, how much time the student would be expected to put into a project.
- How to submit information, primarily who to email project descriptions to so they can email to students or consider as classroom projects.
- Audience or description of the typical group of students this program's email list is likely to reach.
- Deadlines to turn in your proposals in order to be considered for college recruitment or project selection timelines.
Information is provided as a community resource. If you are interested in recruiting students please contact each program directly. The Office of Neighborhood Involvement does not have the resources to coordinate placements.
At this time we only have information about Portland State University programs but hope to add resources from other area colleges in the future.
Community organization partners can host a Masters of Social Work (MSW) or Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) student for up to 500 (BSW) or 1,000 (MSW) hours.|
Community organization partners can work with a class of 16 undergraduate students for a community-benefitting, ten-week-long project (fall, winter, spring or summer term).
Community organization partners can post information about job and internship opportunities to the website.
Agency partners can work with a team of student consultants for a community-benefitting, term-long project (spring).
Community organization partners can post information about job, internship and service opportunities to the listserv.
Community organization partners can post information about job, internship and research opportunities to the listserv.
Community organization partners can work with a team of graduate student consultants for a community-benefitting, two-term-long project (winter & spring).
Community organization partners can post information about job, internship and service-learning opportunities to the listserv.
Community organization partners are needed to host volunteer projects for Earth Day (mid April) and/or Viking Days (late September).