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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Innovation Internship

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Through our partnership with the College for Social Innovation, Wheaton students have the opportunity to participate in a 15-week semester in Boston, Massachusetts. The students spend 30+ hours a week undertaking an internship with a leading social change organization within the nonprofit business or public sector. The placement sites are typically within social justice, health, education, environment, or other areas dedicated to the public good.

In addition to the practicum placement, all students will take two courses: Social Problems and Social Innovation. Students will earn a total of four Wheaton credits: two for the practicum and one for each of the two courses. They’ll be housed in shared apartments in Allston, Massachusetts. Students pay Wheaton tuition and pay the College for Social Innovation for housing.


  • SIC 226   – Research on Social Problems (2 credits)
  • SIC 236   – Social Problems (1 credit)
  • SIC 336   – Social Innovation (1 credit)


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