For more than two decades, the Evans School Student Consulting Lab (formerly Public Service Clinics) has been producing program evaluations, strategic plans, policy analyses, and new program proposals that address the real-world needs of public, nonprofit, philanthropic, and private organizations. These students are not interns helping with day-to-day administrative tasks; they are project-focused professionals working independently with key guidance from faculty advisors and periodic assistance from you. 

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The team was professional, thorough, and effective as they conducted background research, met with our colleagues, interviewed the Directors of our member centers and completed the project. This winter we are implementing the data collection tool and many of the recommendations they developed as part of the Evans School Student Consulting Lab project last spring. We were impressed by the students’ conduct and the professional products they delivered.” 

-Astrid Aveledo, Co-President, Resolution Washington 

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How it Works

Consulting teams of three to five skilled Master of Public Administration (MPA) students dedicate approximately 10-12 hours of work each week for a period of five months (totaling 200-250 hours of work per student consultant). Students satisfy our capstone degree requirement by completing their projects over two academic quarters (January – May) and their work is supervised by experienced Evans School faculty. 

Annual Timeline & Process

Identify a project need and craft a proposal. Proposals are due in September each year.

How to write a Proposal

Proposal is matched with faculty and student groups. Client organizations are contacted in December about match.

Project work in consultation with hiring organization. Fees are due in January and June. See more about the fees and financial assistance available.

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Meet the Consulting Lab Team

Matt Steuerwalt

Associate Teaching Professor

Marie Angeles

Director of Student Affairs