The Education iCAP team met on Teams from 1-2 PM on Thursday, November 2nd.
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Sustainability Internship Program (Proposed)
Recent Project Updates
The Education iCAP team met on Teams from 1-2 PM on Thursday, October 5th. The team reviewed the iCAP Education objectives, discussed area/projects of focus for the year, and brainstormed next steps in relation to projects that are underway.
The iCAP 2020 objective 6.4 is to "Develop a sustainability internship program by partnering with businesses, nonprofits, local government, and cultural institutions in Central Illinois. The total number of internships awarded will be reported each year." The responsible campus unit for championing this objective is iSEE.
According to the 2018-19 Illini Success Re-port,137 90% of graduates reported participating in experiential learning opportunities like in-ternships. With this in mind, providing oppor-tunities for sustainability-focused experiential learning is an excellent way to integrate sus-tainability into students’ educational pathways while maintaining the university’s mission. It is therefore imperative to increase co-curricular sustainability program oﬀerings for students seeking professional development, leadership training, and sustainability education outside of their disciplines.
We plan to collaborate with local govern-ments, businesses, nonproﬁts, and cultural in-stitutions to achieve this objective. This allows for students to network and cultivate relation-ships with sustainably-minded organizations in the area.
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