Community Internship Program Goals
The Hagen Center was established in 2008 to promote responsible, productive, and thoughtful scholarship, service and collaboration between Wittenberg University and the Greater Springfield area creating a more vibrant, cohesive community.
The Community Internship Program was created as an effective means for generating scholarship, service, and collaboration around the five initiatives. Wittenberg students have the opportunity to apply for the program that is compatible with their interests and course of study, while selected community organizations gain student power to complete projects critical to their mission.
The goals of this active learning experience for interns include:
- Building a personal knowledge of and connection with the Greater Springfield community
- Gaining an increased understanding of civic and urban issues
- Completing projects that provide a community benefit and meeting goals & expectations established by community agencies
- Increasing leadership, communication, and problem solving skills
- Exploring service and career opportunities in non-profit, business and government sectors
As the lead point of contact with the community, the Hagen Center coordinates and evaluates the process to ensure success and continuous improvement.
Do you have an idea for a spring internship project? Let us know by filling out the form below.