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Summer Programs: Community-Engaged Learning and Community Fellows

Summer Community-Engaged Learning Credit

It is often possible to receive academic credit for a summer internship when it is coordinated with academic work. The requirements are the same as during the academic year. You can start by making an appointment to see the director of community-engaged learning here:  http://bit.ly/2ly7zCH. Please also take a look at the application process on the OCEL Wordpress Site.  If you have any questions, please call the office at (845) 437-5280.

To register: You must complete a Request for Summer Work form. You can find this form at the Registrar's office or at the Office of Community-Engaged Learning. This is the summer version of an Add form, and it requires signatures from your academic advisor, faculty sponsor and director of the Office of Community-Engaged Learning. This form is due by the end of May. Please note that you may not apply for retroactive credit. 

You will also need to complete a Community-Engaged Learning Agreement. This has two parts: Academic Work and Experiential Work. Please complete the section on Academic Work with your faculty sponsor before you leave campus and complete the section on Experiential Work with your agency supervisor - preferably at the time you are offered the internship. Once both sections are complete, please return the Agreement to the OCEL. Please fax it to us at (845) 437-7563, or email it to OCEL@vassar.edu by June 15, 2020, at the latest. Please contact Dr. Lisa Kaul if your internship starts at a later date and you are unable to meet the deadline. 

We will sign it and scan the completed Community-Engaged Learning Agreement to you, your faculty sponsor and your agency supervisor. 

The deadline to "drop" summer work is July 1, 2020.

CEL is  graded as SA (satisfactory) or UN (unsatisfactory). The student's grade takes into account the evaluation from the agency supervisor and the academic work submitted to the faculty sponsor. Students are responsible for completing and submitting academic work to their faculty sponsor by Oct. 1, 2020. The OCEL will send out an evaluation form to the agency supervisor by August 15, 2020.