Servant Leader Internships
The Servant Leadership grant program gives Augustana students hands-on experience in many types of non-profit and professional settings. Students use these internships to explore and discern vocation by utilizing and testing their skills and passions, broadening their understanding of community needs and thus gleaning a more robust understanding of career and life possibilities. Students will be expected to register their internship for zero-credit with the Registrar.
“While in the Foundations program my freshman year, I got interested in a writer/spiritual thinker named Eckhart Tolle. The stuff that really stood out to me and stayed with me were ideas of being involved, embedded in the present moment and letting the present moment really fill you.
— Michael McRae servant leader intern at Augustana’s Edge Center, summer 2013.
“So much of the work World Relief does is very basic, to help people have simple needs fulfilled in a new place. But as basic as these things are, it's really complicated to obtain them when language and cultural boundaries are in the way. It's really fulfilling to act as that bridge for people and help them get to the things they need just to live here. The government might help clients have refugee status, but World Relief really does need to help provide assistance for so many individuals to survive in a new, foreign place, and it's really rewarding to play whatever small part in that work.
— Vatina McLaurin, servant leader intern at World Relief, summer 2013