Academic Offices

Apprenticeships

Grinnell's Apprenticeship Program adapts the traditional apprenticeship model to suit the unique characteristics of a liberal arts education and the realities of small town development through a unique, network-based approach. The program:

-        pairs student apprentices with Grinnell township organizations where they work one-on-one with the executive management at one of several host organizations

-        encompasses a range of work, from economic development to art education

Externships

Externships vary in length, but usually last three to five days. They generally involve shadowing a Grinnell alumnus professional through a normal day's activities and may include informational interviews, a tour of the facility, and participation in actual office projects. This program can help students explore their career options and talk with professionals in order to: [1] clarify their career exploration and interests, [2] connect their course work to outside the classroom and their future plans, and [3] connect with and learn from alumni externship mentors.

Manhattan Film Institute

Registration for the 2014 Summer Season of the Manhattan Film Institute is now open.  The program will take place from July 6-20, 2014 on the North Fork of Long Island.

MFI is a boutique film conservatory that offers a unique opportunity for college students who want to expand or create their reel in just 2 weeks time while supplementing their college education with hands on classes taught by industry professionals as well as experienced actors, writers, and directors.
 

Directed Research

Directed Research

Directed Research (299 or 399) is an opportunity for a student to work under the continuous direction of a faculty member on a research project, often of the faculty director’s design. Directed research, in comparison to projects conducted under the rubric of a Mentored Advanced Project, has less formal application procedures and does not necessarily have the expectation of producing results intended for dissemination to the wider scholarly community.

More information: [link to catalog]

Plus 2

Plus 2

A course-related independent study option referred to as the “Plus-2” permits a student to choose an independent study component that adds two credits to a regular course. With the approval of the instructor, this option is available in some courses above the introductory (100) level. The Plus-2 provides opportunities for more extensive work in some aspect of a course, for more extensive exploration of general literature of a course, for additional studio or laboratory activity, or for other corollary work.

More information: [link to catalog]

Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs)

Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs)

Many academic programs offer a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP), either as independent study or in the context of a seminar. The MAP, closely guided by a faculty director, gives upper-level students opportunity to culminate a sequence of academic work by completing an advanced project in research or creative arts.

MAPs currently offered include: [link to department MAP offerings]

The Noun Grant

The Noun Grant

The Noun Grant supports internships that focus on women and/or LGBTQ communities and that offer students first-hand experience working for feminist, queer, and anti-racist organizations. Students are encouraged to meet with the Chair to assess the fit of their internship to the Program prior to applying.

For more information, please contact Astrid Henry.

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