Back to Top
Skip to Site Search Skip to Utility Nav Skip to Top Nav Skip to Left Nav Skip to Content
Close Main Menu

Service-Learning, Internships, and Volunteerism

Although all are experiential and contribute to the community, service-learning partnerships transcend volunteerism by requiring reflective practice of new knowledge and skills.  In addition, service-learning provides a diversity of opportunities for contextualized learning and stresses interaction and feedback.  Though internships and volunteerism provide outstanding avenues for community engagement, service-learning unites course content and community experience.

InternshipService LearningVolunteerism
Develops skills and knowledge of a specific field to prepare for future employment Contextualizes and animates course content through active, hands-on learning Provides labor or services to improve community
Not necessarily service-oriented Fosters reciprocity between community partners and higher education Often unconnected to course content
Does not often provide credit towards a single course, but may be a prerequisite for degree completion Always in conjunction with a credit-bearing academic course May sometimes be required in a course, but is not intimately tied to course content
Commitment is to the internship site; there may or may not be course meetings associated One component of a regular course Commitment is to community, not necessarily a particular course
Can be paid or unpaid Uncompensated Uncompensated

UNG follows Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 for web accessibility. If you require the content on this web page in another format, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

Back to Top