Prepare for work in the nonprofit sector with a concentration of courses in nonprofit management, volunteerism and philanthropy. The Portfolio Program is taken in addition to a Master's or PhD program and is open to any graduate or PhD student at UT Austin. Students receive a graduate certificate on their transcript upon completion.
In May 2013, three teams of UT Meadows Fellows will travel to Latin America to provide consulting support to nonprofits in Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. Student consulting teams comprised of LBJ School master’s students and MBAs from the McCombs School were selected for the program based on their experience in areas of need identified by client NGOs. This program, the Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows program, is co-sponsored by the Red McCombs School of Business.
The RGK Center helps coordinate placement of qualified students with several Austin-area and Texas foundations. Information about opportunities is announced in the spring semester to students enrolled in the Nonprofit Portfolio Program. The selection process is competitive. Foundations offer $5,000 stipends for completing a ten-week internship.