Service Internships vs Internships


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Many of our programs allow students to choose between two pathways: Service Internship and Internship. What’s the difference? And how should you choose?

First of all, the two pathways have a lot in common. Students on both pathways work the same number of hours and can achieve the same level of depth, development and career development. Both pathways include an internship placement and a seminar class (International Internship Course IIC or International Service Internship Course ISIC). On both pathways, students select and rank three area choices.

Here are the differences:





In our opinion, the Service Internship pathway could well be considered Internship Plus: you learn just as much and have just as great an experience as our regular internship pathway plus you are guaranteed to be making a difference and help building a better world!


Here are a two different types of students and how different pathway choices could affect them:

 Corinne Service Internship vs Internship


Kenneth can choose either pathway.

 Kenneth Service Internship vs Internship


Ask your study abroad advisor which pathways are available to you. If you are still not sure, send the internship team an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..