Loyola University Chicago

Academic Internships

Center for Experiential Learning

Writing Learning Goals for Your Academic Internship

Your internship experience should be organized around your learning and development. You can utilize the following resources as a supplement to the guidance your course instructor and internship supervisor provide through your internship experience:

Step 1: Download and review the Learning Objectives Guide on crafting tangible yet challenging internship learning goals and objectives.

Step 2: Use the ‌ to draft three to five learning goals, considering a variety of domains and dimensions.

Step 3: Share your learning objectives with your course instructor and internship supervisor through a learning agreement: Academic Internship Learning Agreement Forms‌.

Step 4: Complete your Engaged Learning LOCUS entry, including your learning objectives: LOCUS Student Engaged Learning Tutorial

Revisit your learning objectives throughout your internship experience to gauge your progress and growth.