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Experiential learning in the form of internships, student teaching, clinical practice, and service learning are essential components of the student experience at NYU Steinhardt.

The School has an extensive network of experiential learning partners where students gain hands-on practical experience in their field while developing rich ties to the communities they live and study in. Interdisciplinary training to improve the human condition through education, wellness and culture is at the center of the NYU Steinhardt student experience, and it is often at its best in out-of-classroom learning.

At a Glance

100+ Experiential Learning Courses

The School offers an extensive range of internship, fieldwork, practicum and service-learning courses in all departments. These courses allow students to make real-world connections between theory and practice, while growing their professional network. Learn more about these courses below in the areas of work section.

3,800 Internships Completed Annually

Each year thousands of Steinhardt students enter professional environments to observe, practice and learn with experts in the field. Collectively students contribute more than 400,000 hours of service providing care, nurturing learners, advancing the arts, and developing technology and sustainability initiatives.

3,700 Internship Partners

NYU Steinhardt's Experiential Learning collaborates with more than 3,700 community partners across the United States and the world. Our active partners include K-12 schools, colleges and universities, healthcare institutions, UN and government agencies, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and 15 countries.

200,000 Hours of Community Engagement Each Semester

Student participation in experiential learning courses is one of many ways that NYU Steinhardt supports communities locally and globally. Learn more about this and other forms of community engagement in the NYU Community Impact Report.

Internship Grants

The Wasserman Center offers the $1,000 grants during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Applications are reviewed by Wasserman Center staff and representatives from various NYU academic departments.

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Areas of Focus

Art, Music, and Culture

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Steinhardt students learn from some of the world’s most celebrated creators. Learn more about our innovative collaborations with premiere museums, galleries, media outlets, and music corporations. See how students in arts education foster social activism and create cutting-edge dance, music, theatre and visual arts in schools throughout the country.

Education and Social Sciences

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Students examine urgent problems facing education today and participate in innovative responses with colleagues in our partner schools, universities and non-profit organizations. Our educational partnerships create opportunities for research and practice that leverage technology and ground-breaking pedagogical practices to expand equitable education in the U.S. and abroad.

Health and Human Development

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Our courses offer unique opportunities for observation and clinical practice in some of the world’s top-ranked medical institutions. Students learn state-of-the-art approaches to the promotion of health equity and effective ways to prevent and address health problems in hospitals, schools, private practices, and other organizations. The School is committed to the preparation of professionals that improve wellbeing for all people.