Saint 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
Visit www.internships.com, a free
service for students and educators.
here for our Fall 2011 Internship Guide.