About the Program
Summer internships and jobs this summer may be especially scarce, but we’re here to help. With the Practical Applications in Arts & Sciences program, you can earn 1-3 credits and develop practical skills through short-term projects this summer.
Like an internship, the Practical Applications program awards credit for experiential learning. But while an internship offers credit for a single, long-term experience with an organization, the Practical Application program is designed to be more flexible and innovative. With a Practical Application, you can earn credit for completing a self-designed long-term project, or carrying out two or more related short-term projects (self-designed or offered by organizations).
Your Practical Application project will depend on your interests and the availability of experiences and projects. Here are some examples of what it might look like:
- Interested in languages? You might provide translation services for a volunteer organization and tutor children in a language for a school.
- Love social media? Consider taking a LinkedIn Learning class on social media marketing and providing social media support for a nonprofit.
- Want to design an app for fun or to build and showcase skills? How about developing an app for a start-up?
You have multiple ways to begin exploring options. You can work with an advisor listed below, fill out an Interest Survey, or search directly at the Career Center page for summer 2020 opportunities.
While we don’t place students in projects, we will guide you through the process of finding or creating one or more projects that speak to your interests. Learning to land or develop a project is itself an essential part of your career development, a skill that will help you develop creativity, purpose, and resilience in your professional life.