Service Learning Internship

The Service-Learning Internship is for students who have a desire to serve others, and who are interested in building relationship with the poor, the marginalized, or the broken. This is an opportunity for students to integrate their classroom study with real life experience through service. If you want to get involved on a deeper level as you work alongside people who have dedicated their lives to helping others, then this program could be for you.  Beware, building relationships can change your perspective forever!!! The SLI has helped many students find jobs and/or discover meaningful career paths.
 

GETTING STARTED  
Sign-up for an orientation. You must complete an orientation before you begin the internship. During the orientation you will be given all internship materials and guidelines. E-mail Pam Netter-Morris (pnmorris@hbu.edu) to schedule a time for an orientation.

All orientations are held in the conference room on the 2nd floor of the Baugh in the Spiritual Life suite.
Choose a Service Sight The ACTS office will assist you in finding an agency to serve with.  HBU students have served with more than 100 different faith-based non-profit organizations. Service areas include homelessness, healthcare, elderly, psychiatric, human needs, environmental, at-risk youth, and more.


The deadline to sign up for an internship during the Spring semester is Monday, March 24, 2014. All requirements must be completed by Monday, April 21, 2014 in order to receive your CLW credit.In order to begin the Service Learning Internship you need to sign up for an orientation. Reflecting on your experience is a also an important part of the Service Learning Internship.

Q. How to sign up.
  • Attend an orientation meeting. Sign up at least one day in advance.
  • After discussing your majors and interests, we will match you with an agency that best suits you.
  • Once you have found an agency and have signed a Service-Learning student contract, you can start serving!

Q. What’s involved.
  • Over a period of one semester you will serve 30 hours at one non-profit organization. Each time you serve, you will have your supervisor sign your timesheet. After completing 10 hours, you will read a 3 page article on service and respond to 3 reflection questions.  Once you have served all 30 hours, interns complete a final paper (3-5) pages or a visual display of your experience (i.e. Photo Journal, Picture Collage, Scrapbook, etc.) 
  • All work must be turned in by the Monday of the last full week of classes in order to receive your 20 CLW Credits.