Changemakers Bootcamp

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Thursdays, 5:00pm - 6:30pm on Teams:
September 10, September 24, October 8, October 22, November 5, November 19

December 3 (Reading Day): TBD on Teams

Is there a problem in society that you want to fix, but don’t know how? Curious why the government doesn’t create a policy to fix that problem?

Faculty from the USF School of Public Affairs and Advisors from the USF Office of National Scholarships will lead a seven-part workshop series that delves into the stages and systems of public policymaking. Students of all majors will learn how to transform their big ideas into tangible solutions.

The Changemakers Bootcamp will cover:

·       Public Policy 101 and Transforming Big Ideas into Tangible Solutions

·       The Political Realities of Public Policy

·       Policy Design

·       Policy Evaluation

This hands-on workshop series will be driven by case studies and practical activities. No homework or required readings!  

Participants who complete the workshop series will be more competitive for internships and fellowships, such as the Legislative Internship Program, USF in Washington DC, the Truman Scholarship, Florida Gubernatorial Fellows, and other public service opportunities.

What if I can’t attend but want to learn about policymaking?

The USF School of Public Affairs offers an undergraduate minor in Public Service and Leadership open to all majors that explores public administration, public policy, and state and local government systems.

ONS Advisor Lauren Bartshe assists students seeking experiential opportunities related to public service and foreign affairs. Contact her by email to make an appointment.

How do I apply to attend the Changemakers Bootcamp?

Participants must attend all seven workshops. Apply for the Changemakers Bootcamp here!
Applications are due September 3. Changemakers Bootcamp 2020 will be limited to 25 participants.

Open to all majors!

 Please contact Lauren Bartshe with any questions or to request reasonable accommodations: