Friesen Center for Service & Experiential Learning
Read more about internships, practica, and job shadows below.
An internship is practice-oriented experience. Students apply theory and knowledge in a professional setting. Internships permit students to pursue professional goals and meet the needs of the organization. Internships are meaningful and NOT primarily clerical.
A practicum entails supervised observation and exposure to operations through participation. Student practice skills and apply knowledge to learn by doing. This requires regular feedback from site supervisors.
A job shadow includes observation of daily activities in a field of study, permitting the student to see how skills are applied.