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CORE information on internships

An internship is the practical application of the skills, knowledge and talents that students gain at Augustana or discover about themselves in a work or volunteer setting.

Internships at Augustana carry learning goals and objectives, plus an assessment at the conclusion of the internship. Internships may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, for academic credit or non-credit. 

Students may use their Augie Choice funds or apply for funding through the Office of Career Development.

• To register for an internship, contact a counselor in the Office of Career Development; email careerdevelopment@augustana.edu or call 309-794-7339.

Types of internships

Academic

Academic internships are the most common type of internship used toward a major. These internships are supervised and evaluated by faculty.

Senior Inquiry

Senior Inquiry internships must meet the standards established by the academic department. These internships are supervised and evaluated by faculty.

International

These programs are in partnership with CAPA International. As one of the largest internship providers in London, CAPA has built an extensive network of internship sites in businesses, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations.

Service Learning

Service Learning internships integrate community service with academic study and critical thinking (part of an academic course). These internships are supervised and evaluated by faculty.
 
Experiential

Experiential internships allow students to explore career opportunities without requiring an academic component. Interns are supervised and evaluated by Career Development counselors or faculty. Internships are graded. 

Volunteer

Volunteer internships meet the needs of the community. Interns are supervised and evaluated by Career Development counselors or faculty.

On-campus

On campus internships are offered to students to promote the practical application of their skills, knowledge and talents in a work environment. Examples of on-campus internships are academic departmental intern, marketing and communications intern for Student life, art gallery curating intern, residence hall student affairs intern, Centennial Hall events intern, and Tredway Library management intern.