What is an Academic Internship?
An academic internship is a credit-bearing, career-related work experience of limited duration in which an individual takes on responsible roles outside of the traditional university environment. Academic internships may take place in a nonprofit organization, government office, or for-profit business. Depending on the employer, some internships are paid.
Career Connections Center, Clark University in Massachusetts
Quick Links for Faculty
The quick links below are to help with starting internship course or request a new internship site.
CSU's Essential Community Engagement Fall 2020 Webinar:
Critical Reflection (Oct 30, 2020)
- Watch the recording of the Zoom session - Access Passcode: &%La4GZu
- View the PowerPoint PDF from the Critical Reflection Webinar
Internship Faculty Coordinators' Meeting Spring 2021
Chancellor's Office Common Attributes Initiative for Service Learning Courses
(June 23, 2020)
Recently, the Chancellor's Office implemented a system-wide common set of attributes used in CMS to tag courses that offer either "Service Learning (SL)" or "Curricular Community Engaged Learning (CCEL)". These tags are used to load courses into the StanServes S4 site with the intention to effectively identify and track SL or CCEL courses uniformly across the CSU. The following links below provide detailed information about the new attributes, as well as the form that faculty complete to assign the appropriate attribute to their course.
- The academic value of internships: Benefits across disciplines and student backgrounds - Authors: Jens F. Binder, Thom Baguley, Chris Crook, and Felicity Miler - December 9, 2014
- Internships as a High-Impact Practice: Some Reflections on Quality - By: Nancy O'Neill - Fall 2010, Vol. 12, No. 4 - peerReview
- “Internship Experiences Contribute to Confident Career Decision Making for Doctoral Students in the Life Sciences.” Schnoes, Alexandra M et al. CBE life sciences education vol. 17,1 (2018)
Academic research and practice relating to Academic Internships provide many opportunities to publish academic articles or books.
Click on the following links to connect with colleagues engaged in Academic Internships and research and to learn what other organizations are doing on the state, regional, and national levels:
- Active Learning in Higher Education
- The American Behavioral Scientists
- Association of American State Colleges and Universities
- Association of American Colleges and Universities
- Business Communication Quarterly
- California Campus Compact
- Campus Compact
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
- Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
- The Chemical Educator
*Some links may require membership subscriptions for accessibility. These links may be accessible if connected to the university server.
California Campus Compact Listserv
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Community Connections Listserv
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U.S. Department of Education's EDInfo Listserv
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California Campus Compact
Stanislaus State is a member of this network of diverse colleges and universities who share a common commitment to advance civic and community engagement and learning for a healthy, just, and democratic society. As a member, faculty, and students have access to valuable resources to develop and implement community-based learning and research programs that bridge the classroom with our communities. Campus Compact also hosts conferences to showcase your community-based work, learn what other innovative work is being done by peers, and network with like-minded civic-engaged colleagues.
Please visit the California Campus Compact website to explore the resources available to you.
Turlock Community Collaborative Directory - A Non-Profit Service Agency Resource Guide
While we may be teaching and studying from home, many of our local community service non-profits, public service agencies, and businesses continue to provide needed services in our communities. There are opportunities for you to help members of the Collaborative virtually/remotely! We are making available this valuable local resource guide so that you can still make a difference throughout Stanislaus County.
Please visit the Turlock Community Collaborative Directory to open a pdf copy of the directory. Also, note that agency personnel may change at any time; however, you can always utilize the general contact information.
Confronting Anti-Black Racism on College Campus: 2-day Professional Development Training for Educators – August 12 & 13 2020.
Learn more at Anti-black-racism-training
Updated: June 06, 2023