Experiential learning, an integral part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program, provides opportunities for community service, undergraduate research, and internships that bring a focus on broader social, political, historical, and cultural issues happening within our communities that our scholars are passionate about and actively want to change.

In-class dialogue and presentations provide our scholars with the opportunity to reflect on their service experiences and personal growth. When we are contributing to our communities with on-site service, scholars have the opportunity to develop critical leadership skills to become active change agents.

In the past, we’ve collaborated with:

First-Year Summer Internship Fund

To encourage our scholars to pursue career-related internship opportunities, the First-Year Summer Internship Fund helps to cover expenses associated with unpaid internship opportunities (within the continental United States) completed during the summer after your first year. With the approval of their academic advisors, the Wasserman Center for Career Development, and the MLK Jr. Scholars Program, Scholars identify appropriate sites for placement. Here is where our scholars worked this past year:

  • Mezz Entertainment
  • SeaStrawsCo
  • Club & Cycle

MLK, Jr. Scholars Teach-In

A hallmark of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program are the annual Teach-Ins at local public schools. During the spring semester, scholars will engage junior high and high school students in workshops and other activities focused on social justice and how Dr. King’s legacy can be translated into everyday scenarios in their schools and communities.