Loyola University > Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS) > Programs > Academic Internship
Academic internships foster experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting. Students receiving academic credit for internships enroll in a course that grounds the experiential learning through the involvement of Loyola University Chicago. With community partner employers as co-educators, students in academic internship courses engage in real world professional experiences, allowing students to “learn by doing” and reflect upon that learning.
An academic internship at Loyola connects the internship experience to an academic course in the student’s major or an area of interest. There are over forty academic internship courses for undergraduate students. Students must register for an academic internship course in order to receive academic credit for an internship at Loyola.