Partner With Us
Are you or your organization interested in exploring a partnership with the JU Public Policy Institute? Please contact us to start a conversation.
City of Jacksonville
The Public Policy Institute has partnered with the City of Jacksonville for the MPP Minority Fellowship, internship placements, and the Public Sector Tuition Reimbursement program. Additionally, the Institute has provided a neutral gathering place for a Community Conversation on discrimination, particularly expansion of the City of Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance.
Clay County Chamber of Commerce
The Institute is pleased to partner with the Clay County Chamber of Commerce to host events and training programs for elected and government officials on diverse public policy topics. The Clay Chamber is also an internship partner of the Institute. The Clay County Chamber of Commerce seeks to develop and promote programs that provides a wide array of services specifically designed to help businesses grow and prosper in Clay County.
Executive Office of the Governor, Florida
The Public Policy Institute welcomed the Florida Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding for a public meeting to assess the return on investment for taxpayer funding received by hospitals. JU faculty, students, and alumni attended along with several members of the Jacksonville community. More on this timely conversation at Wave Magazine Online. The Executive Office of the Governor is also an internship partner of the Public Policy Institute.
Jacksonville University is honored to be the Public Policy Partner of the Florida Forum Lecture Series hosted by the Women’s Board benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Bringing renowned speakers and thought leaders to Jacksonville from across the country and around the world is both intellectually and culturally enriching. More information may be found online at the Women's Board website.
Government & Public Policy Institute
University of The Bahamas
The Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute is pleased to partner with the Government & Public Policy Institute (GPPI) of the University of The Bahamas to promote public policy education and expertise. The GPPI seeks to offer highly sought-after services in the research, design and implementation of public policy in The Bahamas and abroad.
One of the strengths of the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute is its extraordinary internship program. We are grateful to our many internship partners that provide opportunity for students to apply and grow their skills in the real world. With more than 20 partners, the Institute is able to provide internships in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Click here more information on the Institute’s internship program.
Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville
The Institute is pleased to partner with the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville to host an annual Hesburgh Lecture. These free and open-to-the-public lectures bring esteemed professors from Notre Dame University to present on timely policy topics each fall.
Office of Mayor Lenny Curry
Following Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry's Spring 2015 election, his transition team subcommittee public meetings were hosted by the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University. The eight subcommittees, totaling more than 100 members, each met twice weekly for four weeks to discuss matters affecting Jacksonville. Full meeting schedule, meeting minutes, audio, and additional information is available on the Transition Information section of coj.net.
Regional Leadership Academy
Each year the Public Policy Institute and Marine Science Research Institute welcome local and regional leaders for a session of the Regional Leadership Academy (RLA). The RLA nurtures and cultivates a commitment to Regionalism by educating regional leaders and investing in the future through a mission to make northeast Florida a better place to live and work.
University of Florida Bob Graham Center
The Institute entered into a formal Memorandum of Understanding with UF's Bob Graham Center for Public Service in 2016. This MOU provides scholarship opportunities to two UF students annually, and also provides Jacksonville University MPP students with the opportunity to participate in the annual Future of Florida Summit. The Future of Florida Summit is a 3-day conference hosted by the Graham Center, and each year focuses on important policy issues facing the state of Florida.
The Institute partners with WJCT, a local radio station, to host a quarterly Policy Matters radio show. This program is moderated by Institute Director Rick Mullaney, and brings in local, state, and national policymakers to discuss current public policy issues.
WJXT Channel 4
Since 2013, the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute (Institute) has partnered with WJXT Channel 4 to host eleven televised forums and debates, particularly during important election cycles. In addition, Institute Director Rick Mullaney also serves as the official political analyst for WJXT, and provides expert commentary on a wide variety of policy issues.
World Affairs Council of Jacksonville
The Public Policy Institute is pleased to partner with the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville to present a Global Business Luncheon each year, in addition to Speaker Series events. Past speakers have included Ed Baker, Vice President of Growth for Uber, in 2016, and internationally renowned journalist James G. Workman in 2014.