Problems of Practice Courses

An insider’s perspective

Problems of Practice (POP) courses are internship-like experiences that take place within an academic context. In these innovative courses, you will work on a faculty-led team to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge that has significance beyond the borders of Clark’s campus. You’ll read relevant literature and scholarly texts, reflect on your experiences, and share your insights.

Many POP courses enable students to work side by side with faculty, graduate students, alumni, and experts at local and global organizations across a variety of fields — from theatre groups, historical societies, and media outlets to government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and NGOs. You’ll have the chance to build specialized knowledge, broadly applicable skills, and a network of professional contacts in Worcester and throughout the world.

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