Collaborative Duke Student-Community Partner Projects
The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University sponsors a Certificate Program in Community-Based Environmental Management for its Master’s of Environmental Management students. As part of the certification process, during the spring semester students partner with a local community-based organization to complete a project that will support the organization’s mission and programs. Applications are due Dec. 1
Some examples of the types of projects that students could complete with your organization include:
Collaboratively develop the tools and framework (e.g. focus groups, surveys, asset mapping, etc.) to include the community your organization works with in an assessment of their own perceptions of the causes and consequences of environmental and social issues affecting them and the action steps needed to address them.
- Participatory Program Evaluation
Collaboratively develop the tools and framework to evaluate one of your organization’s programs or projects in a way that openly includes your staff and members of the community you serve.
- Participatory Environmental Monitoring Project
Collaboratively develop the tools and framework for the community you work with to be able to monitor and report on an environmental or environmental health issue that is affecting them.
- Outreach and Social Marketing Campaign
Collaboratively develop a campaign to inform the community you work with about an environmental or environmental health issue and do so in a way that aims to change the behaviors that are at the root of the problem.
- Political Action Campaign
Collaboratively research and develop strategies to use political and legal channels to address an environmental or environmental health issue in the community your organization works with.
We are particularly interested in partnering with community-based organizations that are in or close to the Triangle Area or are focused on marine or coastal issues, but we will consider applications from organizations from other areas in North Carolina as well.
More information and application: http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/communitycertificate/