The University of the Nations offers Extension Studies (es.uofn.edu/) course credit for Converge internships. However, there is no guarantee of credit transfer to other universities. Interns must work with their academic adviser in advance of the internship for requirements to transfer credit.
Produce a written proposal for your academic advisor requesting independent study credit for your internship.
The proposal should include the name of the host organization, credentials of the host and any other supervisors whose credentials would add merit to your request.
Email your proposal to the appropriate office at your university. Remember to give yourself enough time to gather documents for this request. Once your college receives your request, you should receive a response regarding your request for academic credit.
Successful completion of the Converge Course includes completion of all assignments, Mentor and Host meetings, and the Field Project Report. You will be awarded a grade evaluation upon completion. A transcript can be issued to your college or university upon receipt of a signed transcript request form and transcript fee. (Go to uofn.edu for details.)
The Converge program adheres to the standards of the international volunteer programs association (http://volunteerinternational.org), the Standards of Good Practice of the Forum on Education Abroad (forumea.org), and the Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission (soe.org). We are dedicated to cultivating the profound learning that results when practical service in a cross-cultural setting is combined with biblical instruction designed to prepare you for a life-work in your chosen field.
Our partnership with hosts organizations provides a context for lifelong learning and witness for Jesus Christ.
Converge internships are offered for a variety of fields of study, including education, health care, engineering, business, the arts, journalism, and social services. Projects may involve passion focus issues relating to human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, poverty, the environment, and children at risk. All Converge internships bring together academic studies with biblical studies, practical projects with spiritual growth, and short-term experience with long-term calling.