Social Policy has many facets, and four streams that draw on the core strengths of the school have been identified:
- The Poverty, Race, and Social Exclusion stream focuses on issues of equity related to socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity.
- The Child and Family Policy stream looks at children and education, as well as the changing American family system.
- In the Leadership and Ethics stream, students will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills while examining issues of ethics, social entrepreneurship, and public values.
- Students who chose the Environmental Policy stream will examine domestic and international environmental issues, and the role of economics in determining environmental policy.
A sampling of past internships in these areas is included – for more complete information visit the Sanford Career Services Office.
|Social Policy Path 1: Poverty, Race, and Social Exclusion|
|Possible Courses||The Insurgent South|
|Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality|
|United States Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities|
|Poverty Policy After Welfare Reform|
|Race and Ethnicity|
|Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy in the US|
|Gender, Identity, and Public Policy|
|Schooling and Social Stratification|
|Poverty, Inequality, and Health|
|Potential Internships||Congressional Black Caucus Foundation|
|Harlem Children's Zone|
|Homes for the Homeless|
|Legal Aid Society|
|Social Policy Path 2: Child and Family|
|Possible Courses||Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy in the US|
|Schools and Social Stratification|
|Schools and Social Policy|
|Potential Internships||Casey Family Programs|
|Chafee Foster Care Independence Program|
|Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education|
|Teach for America|
See also the Center for Child and Family Policy.
|Social Policy Path 3: Leadership and Ethics|
|Possible Courses||Theory and Practice: People, Places, and Policy Cases|
|Religion and Politics|
|Women as Leaders|
|Leadership, Policy, and Change|
|Whose Democracy? Participation & Public Policy in the US|
|The Politics of Civic Engagement|
|Border Crossing: Leadership, Value Conflicts & Public Life|
|Potential Internships||Center for Public Integrity|
|Council for Excellence in Govt. Leadership|
|National Democratic Ethnic Leadership Council|
|National Foundation for Women Legislators|
|Seattle Ethics and Election Committee|
|Social Policy Path 4: Environmental|
|Possible Courses||Collective Action, Environment & Development|
|Water Cooperation & Conflict|
|Energy & U.S. National Security|
|United States Environmental Policy|
|Potential Internships||Environmental Protection Agency|
|National Park Service|
|Oregon Department of Natural Resources|
|Sierra Club Legislative Office|
See also the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.