Pursuing the greater good: good decisions made together


Across the country student interest in IAP2 is growing—and it’s no wonder! Savvy students who used IAP2 to network, improve their skills, and land jobs are spreading the word like no other. Practitioners are some of the first to tell us they appreciate the energy and enthusiasm that student members bring to our organizations and that students and practitioners have much to learn from each other. There are tremendous benefits to student membership in IAP2 and this page will help you learn how to take full advantage of your student membership right away. Join us and connect with practitioners and students across the country who share your passion for P2.

University of Oregon Students for Public Participation

IAP2 USA offers a number of exciting benefits to students at discounted rates, including:

  1. All of the benefits of membership at a significant membership discount ($50/year)
  2. Student rates for conferences, trainings, and events
  3. Undergraduate/ Graduate thesis and project support through the Mentorship Program and/or access to IAP2 USA/Canada members to request participation in P2 student research projects
  4. Coaching/mentoring assistance to launch a new Students for Public Participation (SP2) group at your school
  5. Inspiration for relevant research, case studies, project topics, and ideas through our newsletter and webinars
  6. Access to professional networking through our members-only national membership directory and local chapter events
  7. Leadership development opportunities through service with opportunities to influence IAP2 USA content for conferences, trainings, communications, and more... Students may:
    • Serve on an IAP2 USA standing committee (these meet monthly by teleconference) or volunteer with a local chapter

    • Serve on a conference planning committee, volunteer at a conference, or participate in conference poster sessions

    • Start a local SP2 group and grow the SP2 community on your campus

  8. IAP2 USA also offers student scholarships to conferences and is launching a national Student Scholarship program

Are you looking for...

  • Personalized professional guidance, advice, and networking support?
  • Resources for job openings, letters of recommendation based on your volunteer work with the organization?
  • A way to participate on a tight student budget?

IAP2 USA may be for you! Sign up today!

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