InternshipsSaint Leo University believes experiential education to be a vital characteristic of higher education and pre-professional development. Participation in internships not only complements a student’s education by providing practical application of classroom knowledge, but also prepares the student to meet future challenges that demand experience and knowledge found beyond the walls of a classroom.

By definition, an internship is an academic, curriculum-based practical work experience in a particular field of study that enhances student learning and for which a student is enrolled. Primary supervision is by an on-site qualified workplace supervisor, but a discipline-specific faculty advisor monitors the student experience and correlating academic assignments, as well as gives a final grade.

Academic internships are classified as experiential learning, a category that encompasses internships, service learning, clinical experiences, field studies, and practicums. Each experience involving a Saint Leo student can count for academic credit if it is guided by learning objectives set by the student and faculty advisor.

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