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UG Field Experience Draft: Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Field Experience Opportunities

Field Experience Overview—

What is field experience?

Field experience is a real-world, hands-on opportunity to put into practice theory studied in coursework. Field experience is designed for students who are reflective about their work, who are culturally responsive to the needs of the community, and who are willing and able to assume active roles, along with other community members, both domestically and internationally.

Field experience also provides students the opportunity to learn from seasoned organizational leaders in the field who can help them articulate how the experience is able to further their area of study. An ideal field site organization has the ability to teach best practices to an incoming profession in the field of interest, establish a partnership with Walden, and create a mentorship within their organization to enhance community development and civic responsibility.

There are three types of undergraduate field experience opportunities: public service, internship, and study abroad. With the assistance of the associate director and faculty members of the College of Undergraduate Studies, students are responsible for completing all necessary paperwork and securing their public service, internship, or study abroad opportunity.

  • IDST 4002: Seminar in Public Service (5 elective quarter credits)
  • IDST 4003: Seminar with Internship (5 elective quarter credits)
  • IDST 4004: Seminar with Study Abroad (5 elective quarter credits)

Undergraduate Field Experience Manual

Field Experience Requirements

Field Experience Requirements

Students must successfully complete ENGL 1010: English Composition or its equivalent prior to eligibility for a field experience course. Walden recommends that students complete at least 90 credits of their program before enrolling in the public service or internship field experience course.

Field experience students are enrolled in the bachelor’s program of their choice. All Walden undergraduate program candidates will receive five elective credits for successful completion of each field experience course.

Upcoming Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines


Public Service & Internship Proposals are due to  by December 1, 2015 for the January 11, 2016 term start!


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Questions? Contact Us

If interested in these amazing opportunities, please first speak to you Student Success Advising Team to confirm this works in your program of study at or by calling 1-800-WALDENU. If you need further detail please contact