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What is Service-Learning?

At the core of service learning is the principle that community service can be connected to classroom learning in such a way that service is more informed by theoretical and conceptual understanding and learning is more informed by the realities of the world.

Joint Educational Project, University of Southern California

Current Service Learning Courses

  • AGST 2100: Professional Development in Agriculture
  • BUS 2090: Business Ethics
  • CDEV 3030:  Cognitive Develop in Schools
  • CDEV 3550: Early Interv High-Risk Child
  • CJ 3420: Community & Problem-Oriented Policing 
  • CJ 3650: At-Risk Youth
  • CJ 4230: Juvenile Justice
  • CJ 4350: Violence Against Children
  • CJ 4700: Youth Mentoring
  • GEOG 3340: California Cultures & Environments
  • LIBS 1000: Intro to Classroom Experiences
  • LIBS 2000: Analysis of Classroom Environments
  • LIBS 3200: Foundations of Education (WP)
  • MDIS 3010: Seminar in Community Learning

What is an Academic Internship?

An academic internship is a structured and guided professional experience in which a student actively practices their career-based skills with an approved community partner. Academic internships may take place with nonprofit organizations, government offices, or for-profit businesses. Internship experiences are high-impact opportunities that provide training, exploration of interest, networking, and much more.

How to get an Academic Internship?

  •  Enroll in a 4940 or 5940 course in your program,
  • Or ask your academic advisor about an internship course,
  • Or reach out to the Office of Service Learning to be connected to an internship faculty.

Please note: Academic Internships are for course credit. If you are interested in an internship without course credit please contact the Career & Professional Development Center. For students in the College of Business, please contact Mrs. Cari Rumayor at ccrumayor@csustan.edu.

Stan Serves S4

Students can log on with their campus username and password to gain access. Select your placement site and complete the required Learning Plan, Participation Guidelines, and Liability Waiver

You must complete the documents on the StanServes S4 website PRIOR to starting your placement hours.

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      Academic Internships Empowers Students Through

      • Leadership Development
      • Direct Experience to Enrich and Apply Classroom Knowledge
      • Career Exploration and Professional Development
      • Non-Traditional and Creative Learning Environment
      • Civic Engagement
      • Intellectual Pursuit
      • Strengthened Community
      • Networking

        The Office of Service Learning is here to help you with any questions you may have concerning academic internship opportunities.

        Additionally, the California State University system has established risk management policies and procedures for students participating in academic internships. To understand more about the university's risk management procedures, please see the Student Guide to Risk Management.

        The Service Learning program goals are framed through the lens of student learning, and the faculty have developed specific student learning objectives to accompany these important service learning program goals.  Students participating in service learning are expected to achieve the following student learning outcomes:  

        • Apply discipline‐specific and/or interdisciplinary knowledge and critical thinking skills to community issues. (Program Goals 1,2)
        • Demonstrate critical self‐reflection of oneʹs own assumptions and values as applied to community issues.  (Program Goals 2,3,4)
        • Demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity to issues of culture, diversity, and social justice as applied to community engagement. (Program Goals 2,3,4)

        The Office of Service Learning is here to help you with any questions you may have concerning service learning experiences and opportunities.

        Additionally, the California State University system has established risk management policy and procedures for students participating in off- or on-campus service learning courses. To understand more about the university's risk management procedures, please see the Student Guide to Risk Management.

        Service Learning can make a difference in your education to empower you through:

        • Leadership Development
        • Direct Experience to Enrich and Apply Classroom Knowledge
        • Career Exploration and Professional Development
        • Broadened and Deepened Social Consciousness
        • Non-Traditional and Creative Learning Environment
        • Civic Engagement
        • Social Justice
        • Intellectual Pursuit
        • Strengthened Community

          Do your part to meet the tremendous needs in our community!

           Contact the Office of Service Learning, or click on the following links to explore many non-academic volunteer opportunities.

          Another valuable service agency resource guide for local non-profit, city, and county agencies is this Turlock Community Collaborative Directory. This directory was created by Stanislaus State Politics and Public Administration service learning students. Please note that agency personnel can change at any time; however, you can always utilize the general contact information for each agency. 

          Stanislaus State service learning students and faculty engage in a myriad of service learning opportunities, such as the Volunteer Return Preparation Program, where an all-volunteer team of university faculty, students, and staff provide free income tax services to low-income individuals; the Pathways to Success Mentor Program in the Turlock Unified School District provides opportunities for Criminal Justice students to mentor at-risk k-12 students; or The Legacy of Hope Fundraiser, where over 200 Stanislaus State students assist the United Samaritans Foundation serve those in need in our community. To get involved in the action, contact the Office of Service Learning. A schedule for various events is listed in the "Events Calendar" tab.

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              Updated: September 28, 2023