Internships and Prior Learning
The Office of Internships and Prior Learning consists of three programs: Internships, Prior Learning Assessment, and Service-Learning. These programs provide an opportunity for students to pursue experiential and active learning activities away from campus. They may also earn ECCE Engagement credits and fulfill degree program requirements.
- Internships enable students to obtain real-world experience in their area of study. Students earn credit by completing a course concurrently with a field experience: either an internship (IPL 300) or a project (IPL 301).
- Prior Learning Assessment gives students an opportunity to earn credit for past college-level learning. Students earn credit by completing an online course (IPL 305 or IPL 501) and developing a portfolio about their experiences.
- Service-Learning courses allow students to engage with the community and develop an understanding of civic responsibility by providing community service to non-profit agencies as part of their coursework.
The Study Away program supports experiential learning for UIS students across the United States and around the world. Study Away Programs encompasses three distinct areas: Study Away experiences for UIS students; support for international faculty and staff including visa and permanent resident applications; and working with faculty, departments and colleges on international initiatives.
Learn more about the Study Away program.