Due to current COVID-19 Federal, State and County restrictions, we strongly recommend offering virtual service learning opportunities, if possible. The Office of Service Learning is here to assist you in regard to best practices in creating virtual service learning opportunities. When your organization is able to offer an on-site service learning opportunity, CSUSM students may participate in on-site internships and/or service learning activities in the State of California provided the student and the organization follow current Federal, State, and County public health guidelines effective May 19, 2020. Organizations will be required to submit evidence they are in compliance with public health guidelines.
Service learning incorporates community work into the curriculum, giving students real-world learning experiences that enhance their academic learning while providing a tangible benefit for the community. As a Community Partner, you play an essential role as co-educator in our students’ Service Learning classes.
How Do Students Benefit from Service Learning?
Learning outcomes—deeper understanding of course material, positive impact on student engagement, retention,
and graduation rates
Personal outcomes—enhances leadership, collaboration, communication skills
Social outcomes—appreciation of diversity, cultural competence, empathy, civic engagement
How Do Community Partners Benefit?
Who Are Our Students?
At CSUSM, we are invested in the practice of our community partners being co-educators. This approach requires a relationship between the university and the community organization in which both are active participants in the Service Learning experience.
Your application will be reviewed within 3-5 business days and you will be contacted directly upon completion of this step. If you already have a current university community partnership agreement with us and want to submit a new internship opportunity, please complete the New Service Learning Opportunity Form.
To ensure your Service Learning opportunity is posted in a timely manner, please submit a request at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester.