Experiential Learning

  • InternshipsMany internships have been established with local agencies and individuals; each provides job experience as well as the potential to earn academic credit.  Students may also arrange internships independently or through the Career Education Office.  As an example, a student recently participated in the White House Internship Program, working in the Public Liaison Office.
  • Fellowships: A number of fellowships are offered for current juniors & seniors, recent graduates and alumni. These are paid positions lasting 6 months to one year.
  • Washington Semester at American University or Washington Center: Participants study source materials and government institutions while gaining internship experience in the nation’s capital.
  • Off-Campus Studies:  Allegheny College recognizes the enormous academic, professional and personal value of studying off-campus, either nationally or internationally. Allegheny College sponsors semester and year-long programs; some require skills in languages other than English and others with no language requirements.
  • Experiential Learning Travel Seminars:  EL Travel Seminars are led by Allegheny faculty and administrators and begin soon after the end of Spring semester.  There are multiple EL options offered each year.  Each is 10-21 days in length and are worth  2-4 experiential learning credits towards graduation.

Other Special Opportunities