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Service Learning

Students can take part in a valuable option that helps the larger community while improving individual skills, knowledge, and social awareness.

Service learning opportunities combine coursework with civic responsibility, marrying the real needs of society with challenging academics.

Service learning courses, co-ops, internships, and research projects engage students in faculty-coordinated service projects. Throughout the project, students gain insight through formal, structured reflection. In courses, classwork is a direct reflection of the service.

Research projects are designed hand in hand with a local civic organization. Students gain practical experience while making a difference to society.

Northeastern students also have valuable opportunities to broaden their knowledge, skills, and social awareness by volunteering in the community outside of their academic curriculum. Our Center of Community Service serves as a clearinghouse for service opportunities through its own programs and events, and partnerships with more than 225 community-based agencies and programs.

Students have served as:

  • Tutors and teachers aids
  • Kitchen support
  • Greeters
  • Presenters of health education
  • Hotline support representatives
  • Mentors
  • Consultants
  • Researchers
  • Program evaluators
  • Editors
  • Survey administrators

Learn more about Service Learning and the opportunities available to students.