This collection of case studies (and an infographic) details findings from the James P. Womack Scholarship & Philanthropy Fund’s “lean internship” experiments, which tested ways to offer hands-on, practical experience to students while helping nonprofits help more people.
- Making the World Better by Advancing Lean Thinking and Practice
When establishing a scholarship and philanthropy fund, the Lean Enterprise Institute practices what it preaches.
- Unique Philanthropy Does Well by Doing Good
An internship program enables students to attain real-world lean management experience while helping community service organizations reach more people.
- A Philanthropic ‘Lean Internship’ Experiment Yields Unexpected Question About Purpose
To understand what could work in a hands-on, gemba-based lean learning experience, the LEI’s JPW Fund did what lean practitioners do — they ran a test. Here’s the outcome of one.
- Students Take the Lead in JPW Fund Internship
A hands-on, gemba-based “lean internship” gives participants broad-based lean management experience backed by professional and academic coaches.
For every $2500 raised, the JPW Fund can support one student’s internship for one semester.
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Intro to Lean Thinking & Practice
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