Put theory into practice and gain field experience through internship programs at Puget Sound. Through your internship experience you’ll have opportunities to uncover your strengths, define your interests, and lay a strong foundation for your career aspirations after graduation.
Summer Fellowship Internship (SFI)
Designed for students who have an interest in nonprofit or public sector work, the SFI program creates opportunities for Puget Sound students to give back to our local Tacoma Community. Participants in this competitive program receive a fellowship award and intern 28 hours a week for 10 weeks with a local organization where they get first-hand experience with a nonprofit or government organization. Past internships include roles with United Way of Pierce County, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Tacoma Art Museum, and Tacoma Arts Live. Contact Nicole Kendrick for details.
Puget Sound Internship Grant (PSIG)
The Puget Sound Internship Grant provides $3,000 awards to students pursuing unpaid internships (an internship where the intern does not receive a regular wage). Grants are available for fall and spring terms. Depending on fall and spring allocations, grants may be available in the summer. As a grant recipient, you receive additional benefits, including opportunities to: join a cohort of interns, connect with an alum mentor who works in the student’s field of interest, and (optionally) enroll in EXLN 296 to pursue credit.
Exploring Your Experiential Learning Opportunities (EXLN 201)
Exploring Your Experiential Learning Opportunities is a course designed for second-year students who would like to gain individualized support and guidance in the process of defining areas of interest, setting career-related goals, and applying for off-campus internships, jobs, and other opportunities. Contact Nicole Kendrick for details.
Internship Experience (EXLN 296)
Students who have an internship secured can enroll in Internship Experience (EXLN 296) to gain guidance and support during their internship while also satisfying the Experiential Learning Graduation Requirement. In the course, students can earn up to 1 unit of academic credit for participating in an off-campus internship and joining a learning community designed to help them get the most out of their experience. Contact Nicole Kendrick for details.
Telling Your Experiential Learning Story (EXLN 301)
Completing an internship and enrolling in EXLN 301 is one pathway to fulfilling the Experiential Learning Graduation Requirement. Students engage in a series of reflective conversations that help them articulate and refine their narrative surrounding a past experiential learning activity, while learning from each other. Please contact Nicole Kendrick for details.