The Westmont College Internship Program seeks to prepare students to adapt to their changing world by providing experiences and opportunities which:
Develop students morally, intellectually, socially and spiritually in a manner that is consistent with becoming responsible and productive individuals.
Develop a habit of learning by becoming aware of the world outside of the campus and to a variety of disciplines, lifestyles, environments, and careers.
Expand students’ personal and vocational horizons by enabling them to choose goals suited to their abilities, and by allowing them to develop and expand their knowledge and/or skills in industry, government, or human services.
Encourage the open and persistent search for truth, by teaching students to respect conflicting view points and evaluate competing ideas in the decision making and problem solving processes.
Exercise integrity and develop purpose.
Encourage students to become informed and aware of society’s problems and to actively participate in providing potential solutions.
Promote faculty/student partnerships in the design, implementation and management of learning.
Encourage students to recognize the need for more theoretical background as they try to draw inferences and conclusions from their experiences.