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A Social Impact Practicum is a project-based experiential learning opportunity connecting undergraduate courses at Dartmouth with community needs identified by nonprofit organizations throughout the Upper Valley. Dartmouth students take the skills and content that they are learning in your courses and apply them to relevant projects for, and with, local community partners.
In other words, an SIP is a real-world project with real-world impact.
Current Social Impact Practicum courses, projects, and partners are listed at the link below:
For more information or to suggest a course that you think could benefit from a Social Impact Practicum, please contact Ashley Doolittle.
DCSI also collaborates with Thayer's Senior Design Challenge to match human-centered design projects proposed by Upper Valley nonprofits with this two-term senior-level engineering course.
Faculty who integrate a Social Impact Practicum into their course receive several layers of targeted support, including: