Check out the that are available here in LAS that have a Service-Learning component. If your department does not offer internship opportunities, or you want to do a cross-disciplinary internship, enroll in ID 3660 through LAS Extended Studies.
Service-learning courses place a different set of demands on students. In these settings, students should be mindful of several things:
- You should be absolutely clear as to what is expected of you (as well as what is expected of the community supervisor, faculty/instructional staff member, etc). Be prepared for ambiguity, as tasks are less well-defined in a community agency than they would be in a typical classroom.
- Do some homework before beginning at your service site. Familiarize yourself with the mission, history, and clientele of your agency (if applicable). This will contribute to a positive service experience.
- We recommend that you have your own health insurance and coverage. If the agency does not provide workers' compensation insurance, then the university will provide you with workers' compensation insurance (fill out Risk-Management Form).
- Expect your service experience to push your comfort zone, challenge you in new ways that you possibly haven't experienced before, and hopefully reward you unlike any academic experience you've had to date.
"I have learned so much more than I ever could have imagined about foster care and the impact it has on our local community. I have learned so much about myself, my community, and also about the impact I can make in people, families, and children's lives." Intern at Hope & Home
"Challenging myself this semester really paid off!" Intern at 4th District Probation Department
"Silver Key turned out to be more than part of my grade. It turned out to be a life-changing experience not only for me but from what I can see, all of my peers have gained something. It was an experience that I would not be able to obtain through textbooks nor lectures." Intern at Silver Key
"I discovered what I plan to do with my life. I saw what my strengths and weaknesses were and worked through them." Intern at D20 Foothills Elementary School
"This internship has been the most rewarding experience of my life so far. I'm not the same person I as when I first started. I am so much more comfortable in my skin, in my artistic talents, and have realized how much I want to work with children." Intern at Martinez Elementary School