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ERIC Number: EJ1168943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Developing Leadership through "Serviceship": Leveraging the Intersection between Service-Learning and Professional Internship
Hastings, Lindsay J.; Wall, Milan; Mantonya, Kurt
Journal of Leadership Education, v17 n1 p141-151 Jan 2018
Considering the role of higher education in preparing the next generation of leaders for social change, leadership education is challenged to consider how best to prepare young adults for socially responsible leadership. Service-learning and professional internships, separately, have been identified as vehicles for preparing young adults for leadership roles. The purpose of this Application Brief is to describe a hybrid of service-learning and professional internships, called "Serviceship," which employs undergraduate students as interns for a "community" rather than a "company." Now in its fifth year at a Midwestern, four-year land-grant institution, the "Serviceship" program has placed 21 interns in 11 rural communities. Utilizing an asset-based community development framework, undergraduate students are matched with rural communities whose local leaders have self-identified a community development project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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