Apply the knowledge and skills you acquire in the classroom while engaging in the field in real-world settings.
Following or between semesters of on-campus coursework, each student completes a professional practicum with an organization of his/her choosing.* The practicum must be related to youth work and career goals, and will be for two to three months. Practicums may be paid professional positions or unpaid internships.
During this period — referred to as the Reflective Practice — students remain engaged with faculty and other students and receive course credit for documenting the integration of their knowledge and skills while working in a professional context.
Practicum placements provide in-depth, hands-on learning; enhance résumés; and expand professional contacts.
*Students find positions on their own with support from SIT's Career and Practicum Services Center.