Volunteerism refers to performing service without receiving any intentional external rewards.
An internship is an opportunity to integrate career related experience into an undergraduate education by participating in planned, supervised work.
Activities are similar to those performed by traditional “volunteers.” However, there are often external requirements or rewards attached to community service activities.
Service-learning is an educational approach through which students learn by active participation in organized service. The service is directly related to the academic material of a course or field of study and provides students with structured opportunities for critical reflection on their service experience. Service-learning not only addresses community needs and improves learning; it also enhances student appreciation of social issues and their commitment to be active citizens throughout their lives. Service-learning puts an equal emphasis on providing meaningful service and curriculum-relevant learning.
Community-Based Research is a term applied to research that is designed to address specific needs in a community. The goal of this type of research is not only to study a community issue, but also to strengthen communities by prompting change that improves the issue studied and the community as a whole.