The McAnulty College of Liberal Arts provides internship opportunities for its students both directly and in partnership with other organizations. The College awards credit for internships sponsored by departments in the College and internships arranged through partners in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and London, England.
"Technical skills are best learned . . . in the workplace, but this can be seen as an adjunct to the school and as part of education, to be monitored and arranged by the school. The work of society, and the values and norms of the world around us are also best learned by working in and with the surrounding community, on assignments and placements arranged by the school. . . . We learn by reflecting on what has happened. . . . there can be schools in unlikely places, places which we never thought of as schools before."
Handy, Charles. 1989. "A Proper Education." Change September/October:18-19.
Students must have earned 60 credits and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.5 to qualify for an internship, among other policies.
"An internship should be 'a deliberative form of learning' that involves 'doing,' reflection, and 'feedback for improvement'—all in support of 'learning objectives'."
O'Neill, Nancy. 2010. "Internships as a High-Impact Practice: Some Reflections on Quality." Peer Review 12(4): 6.