Academic Internship Student Manual & Learning Agreement

Faculty use this Academic Internship Student Resource Guide 2024-2025 and Learning Agreement 2024-2025 as a guide for your students and community partners who will intern while being in your Engaged Learning course. Within this document are Learning Agreements and Learning objectives and goals worksheets for the student and Site Supervisor to fill out for the semester long internship opportunity.  

Academic Internship Employer Manual 

Faculty when developing partnerships with Community Partners who will provide internship opportunities for your students, use this Employer-Partner Handbook 2024-2025 as a guide to assist Site Supervisors to understand what is expected of them as they mentor and are co-educators for our students. 

Community-Based Learning

The Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, & Scholarship utilizes a Community-Based Learning approach to its Service-Learning and Academic Internships programs. Community-Based Learning:

• focuses on experiential learning that happens outside the classroom in or with the community;

• better reflects the common pedagogy and community-centered approach that undergird all of our programs in CELTS;

• showcases Jesuit education’s commitment to form people for and with others who seek the magis in their education;

• features an Ignatian pedagogical approach that highlights the incredible gifts and essential role our community plays in learning at the core of all of our programs.

Community-Based Learning Resources for Academic Internships

CELTS hosts a shared drive of Community-Based Learning Resources on Loyola Box. This resource includes materials to develop academic internship course curriculum, support students’ documentation of their engaged learning, and streamline course management and logistics - forms, readings, curriculum modules, reflection resources, syllabus language, and more. Our hope is that this drive will be a living resource where faculty and staff can share further examples, articles, assignments, and resources.

If you are teaching or administering academic internships at LUC, please email CELTS@luc.edu to gain access to this shared resource.

Ignatian Critical Reflection

This guide is meant to help educators utilize and deepen reflection in their courses. It is in no way exhaustive and rather meant to assist with deepening pedagogy and encourage further curiosity into both Ignatian Pedagogy and the scholarship of reflection in teaching and learning. It is meant as a practical tool for instructors and to begin a conversation of what an application of Ignatian Pedagogy to Critical Reflection practices could look like.