Mississippi Policy Partners – Now Accepting Applications!

The HLS Mississippi Delta Project’s Mississippi Policy Partners will engage Harvard students (HLS and HKS) to work with students from Mississippi’s Tougaloo College (a Jackson-based HBCU) and Mississippi legislators in order to prepare them for the start of the 2012 legislative session.  The project will involve mandatory travel to Mississippi (expenses paid) for a long weekend in November (dates TBD) in order to present an interdisciplinary training on policymaking and the legislative process to the Tougaloo College students and meet with the legislators. 

Harvard students will spend some time in the fall semester doing background research on policy issues as determined by the legislators they will work with, and attending 2 or 3 planning meetings on campus. The winter term work in Jackson will qualify for independent clinical credit for the HLS students (NOTE: students will need to identify a faculty supervisor; program coordinators will assist with this task).

All applications must be submitted via email to Cyd McKenna cmckenna@mit.edu by 5:00pm EST on Monday, October 10, 2011. Students will be notified by 10/14, and an introductory meeting will be held the week of 10/17.  Applications are available here.

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