The Internship Program is a paraprofessional community-based learning experience, which allows undergraduate students to obtain professional work experience while pursuing defined learning goals and objectives. Social justice-oriented engagement with the community to enhance vocational discernment is the cornerstone of the program. The year-long commitment offers an in-depth exploration of community needs and services.
The program provides juniors and seniors with a rich and deep experience in the local community. Arrupe Interns are matched with a community partner for a full academic year, spending an average of six to eight hours per week in the community. The program is designed to meet the needs of community partners but also to help Arrupe Interns delve into individual passions and areas of interest. As liaisons, Arrupe Interns serve as a resource for other SCU students in the weekly engagement program while learning more about a profession in the public and non-profit sectors.
Weekly Engagement Program
Interns receive a stipend.
"I am a Santa Clara native, I have done some work with children on the autism spectrum, and I am so excited to get to know the adult population at Morgan Autism Center this year!" Read More