Service learning opportunities can as part of classroom activities or as volunteer efforts in the community. What differentiates a service learning experience from a typical volunteer opportunity is reflection. Reflecting on the connection between the community need, the role of the student and development of skills, the resources necessary to address the need, and the opportunities for future action is a critical component in service learning. Several courses on campus incorporate service learning into their syllabus. Student Development is also working with local agencies to provide students with opportunities to get involved as a part of their GCC experience.
Students interested in service learning and volunteer opportunities should contact the Office of Student Activities and Community Service.
An internship is a work opportunity that is related to your program of study. It is temporary and sometimes paid. You can earn academic credit because you bring your classroom learning to the job, then reflect on the experience with an academic mentor. It often will involve a final paper or presentation. Internships can occur in almost any academic department. Internship opportunities with a civic learning component to them (generally at a non-profit, governmental or social service agency) are listed below if and when avaialable. To apply for an internship or to learn more about the internship process, please visit the GCC Internship site.
Community organizations with service learning and volunteer opportunities for GCC students should contact the Office of Student Activities and Community Service.
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