September 1, 2020

Ways to Partner

We encourage local organizations to partner with us in developing new community-engaged intensives. We hope that these intensives will leverage partner expertise and knowledge  and offer avenues for collaboration between local organizations and faculty.

Community partners are invited to submit proposals that would allow for faculty collaboration and consultation on needs and interests of their organizations or on pressing social issues in the community.

Proposals may include:

  • requests for research (e.g. a food security survey)
  • development of new project ideas, and
  • capacity building on a project

Unlike the community-engaged learning program, where community partners determine the nature of the work that a student might do as an intern or volunteer with their organization,  , we hope that through the intensives, community partners will collaborate with faculty to co-create experiential work and learning opportunities for students.

Although there is no deadline for submissions, proposals take 3-6 months to be implemented. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to implement every proposal.

Once we receive a proposal from you, we will follow-up to discuss the idea.

Click here to submit a request to partner with a community-engaged intensive


(Please note that local organizations can continue to partner with us through the community-engaged learning program. To submit a request for partnership and post details of the internship or volunteer opportunity with your organization, please click here)

Questions: Please contact Elizabeth Cannon (

Other resources:

See examples of student work from  past community-engaged intensives


  • Creating successful partnerships. Hear from some of our community partners about what’s worked and what hasn’t. 
  • Professional Development Opportunities.