Internships & Service Learning

Experiential Learning utilizes a variety of activities with one common goal: to provide the student with hands-on learning.

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Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation has provided funding for paid internships specifically for students with financial need.

The purpose of the grant is to provide meaningful work experience for students that is related to their academic programs and career goals.

“Internships are excellent opportunities for our students to gain relevant workplace skills and use that experience to help secure employment after graduation.”

“Internships are resume builders; they provide students with the building blocks they need for the future.”

Internships provide valuable, real-world, hands-on experience to students. Employers benefit by evaluating students for potential full-time employment; those with applied knowledge and skills set themselves apart.

Students should create a JOB SEEKER CareerLink account. As a registered user, you can access this account to search for available internships. To apply for an internship, download the Internship Request Form, complete the form and return it, along with your resume, to Career Services.

DISCLAIMER: The employment listings in NPC CareerLink do not constitute an endorsement of any employers or persons using CareerLink. Employers and job seekers are responsible for making their own inquiries relating to all listings.

Employers interested in hosting a Career Ready intern should complete the Employer application and return it to Career Services at

Service Learning

Service Learning combines meaningful community service with classroom instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and teach civic responsibility. Service Learning is a curricular experience and may include indirect (planning) and direct service hours working directly with the community partner.

Service Learning is reciprocal in that both the recipient, the community partner, and the volunteer, the student, benefit. Students develop practical skills, discover their passion, and learn the importance of civic responsibility.

Types of Service Learning
Direct Service Learning Person-to-person, face-to-face projects in which individuals receive direct help from students: Tutoring, working with the elderly, peer mediation, oral histories, etc.
Indirect Service Learning  Projects with benefits to a community as opposed to specific individuals: Food drives, clothing drives, environmental, construction, restoration, etc.
Advocacy Service Learning Working, informing, teaching, presenting, etc., on projects that encourage action or create awarenesss on issues of public interest: Promoting reading, safety, disaster preparedness, care for the environment, etc.
Research Service Learning Surveys, studies, evaluations, experiments, etc. to find, compile, and report information on topics in the public interest: Energy audits of homes or public buildings, water testing, etc.