GSI Position description - PUBPOL 638

Integrated Policy Exercise

_Domestic Policy

PUBPOL 638: Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE)
Ann Lin (
.25 FTE assignment

Each January, the Ford School holds its Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE), an intensive week-long school-wide policy simulation. The IPE provides students with a unique opportunity to study a current policy issue from the perspective of a particular stakeholder or policy actor in an intensive, time-pressured setting. Student teams develop in-depth policy proposals, negotiate and form coalitions with other teams, and produce a set of policy recommendations.

The January 2010 IPE will focus on proposals for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States. Two GSIs will work with Professor Lin to create a realistic and policy-relevant experience, research relevant materials, identify stakeholders who can serve as resources for participants, compile the course materials, and organize logistics for the event.

Competencies: GSI candidates must have superior organizational skills, work well in a team setting, and have some background in the American political process. Previous work experience and/or coursework in immigration, racial and ethnic relations, rural issues, science and technology, and the low-wage labor market are pluses; please discuss these in your application.


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