Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Student groups complete client-based projects under the direction of Professor Donald Moynihan, within the context of a semester-long course. By the end of the semester, each group submits a written public management analysis and presentation.

The nature of the topic will depend on the client's interests related to a management challenge or issue. There is no cost to clients.

Project Criteria

The most important element for assessing the viability of public management projects is a clear and high-profile client, with a contact person in a position to respond to students and facilitate conversations. 

How to Submit a Proposal

Clients interested in submitting a public management project proposal must submit the following information via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 10, 2018. If submitting multiple proposals, please submit separately.

  • Organization name
  • Client sponsor names, and (if different) person who will serve as the primary point of contact and liaison with the client teams throughout the project, and contact information for both
  • Brief description (1 to 2 paragraphs) of the key questions you would like to address

Moynihan will review project proposals and respond to prospective clients in mid-January. The La Follette School appreciates your interest in working with students in its master's degree programs. Please direct questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.