Are you interested in hosting a student to participate in an academic internship? Please visit PLU’s Academic Internships website at: http://www.plu.edu/intern/home.php or contact Maxine Herbert Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253)535-7324.
What is the difference between academic service-learning and academic internships?
An Academic Internship is a professionally related work experience that links a student’s academic program with their desired professional field. It is sponsored and overseen by a faculty member and is supervised and mentored at the workplace by a career professional. Students establish goals for the internship that are approved by faculty and are accepted and registered for academic credit. Students establish specific methods that track and report the achievement of their goals. Students are expected to learn about professional expectations among other goals of the internship experience.
Through academic service-learning, the community becomes an integral “text” of a course where students connect theoretical concepts with practical strategies and implementation. Academic service-learning courses reside at the intersection of three areas: 1) Rigorous student learning in a specific discipline that includes critical reflection; 2) Active community engagement that promotes positive social change; and 3) Meaningful preparation for a lifetime of citizenship.