What is the Institute?
The MSU Denver Institute for Public Service has absorbed the work of the Hart Center for Public Service. The merger, supported by the Hart Center for Public Service Board and President Davidson, offers MSU Denver a unique opportunity to prepare MSU Denver students to enter the public service sphere, providing unique, diverse, and representative voices into decision making spaces.
The Institute provides a public-service curriculum; coursework; high-profile speakers and guest instructors; significant public events, and paid internships for our students in a variety of sectors through individual or cohort-based programming. The aim is to have representation at the local, state, and national levels.
Students are exposed to the diversity of opportunities available in public service, regardless of their disciplinary focus or major, through an interdisciplinary approach. The Institute supports and guides initiatives, both in and and out of the classroom, for students to gain practical skills that serve them in public spheres though academic programming, internships, exposure to career opportunities in public service, a network of high-profile public servants, and high-profile public events.