West Georgia students in all majors are eligible to participate in a number of intern programs. Internships broaden the scope of the graduate curricula by offering students a new type of community-based learning experience. Students work in business, public service agencies, and governmental institutions on a full-time basis (generally for one semester or part-time) and may earn academic credit. Internships prepare students for service in their chosen field of study, develop the student's intellectual capacity, help students understand and appreciate democratic institutions, and stimulate students toward the examination and development of personal and professional values. The internship program offers students an opportunity to address real-life problems under the supervision of professionals.
Internships may or may not be paid experiences which occur any semester of the year. Information, applications, and/or interviews can be obtained through the Professional Practice Office. Arrangements for academic credit must be made through the academic department chair. Internships may be paid or unpaid. While on assignment, students are regarded as regularly enrolled students of the institution.
Numerous listings of internship opportunities are maintained in the Professional Practice Office and are publicized regularly through the office's Web site at careerweb.westga.edu. Students desiring further information should call or come by Room 363 Parker Hall, 678-839-6630.
Volunteer Services is a campus-based community service center matching volunteers' interests with community needs. Services include:
- Information and assistance to currently registered students, as well as alumni, and faculty and staff regarding volunteer opportunities both off and on campus
- Promotes and facilitates opportunities to build partnerships between UWG and the community through service
- Encourages a sense of civic responsibility among students through critical engagement and participation in the West Georgia community
- Serves as a clearinghouse for local and national outreach programs
- Assists students with the planning and execution of projects
- Encourages students, faculty, and staff to learn and serve through individual volunteer placements and group service projects
- Has been designed to be as flexible as possible, recognizing that the amount of time available to volunteer will vary from student to student. The program allows students to choose to participate in one-time or on-going projects
A listing of opportunities is available through the department's web site at careerweb.westga.edu. For additional information, call or come by the Volunteer Service Office in Parker Hall, Room 355, 678-839-6431.