An applied learning experience or academic internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theories learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Students may earn academic credit and are evaluated according to a job description that is incorporated into a course.
Internships are overseen by a faculty member and by a designated employee of the host organization. Academic learning objectives are integral to the internship, distinguishing them from volunteer positions or jobs.
For more information or to explore your options, talk to your advisor or contact Dan Huwe, Experiential Learning and Outreach Director.