Lasallian Service Internship (LSI)

The application for LSI 2021 can be found here at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. Email Carrie Davis at cak6@stmarys-ca.edu to inquire about available placements. 

The Lasallian Service Internship Jan Term course - LSI - has been a tradition at Saint Mary's College since 1985. Formerly called "Christian Service Internship (CSI)," its goal is to provide opportunities for students to engage reflectively in the Lasallian tradition through direct service and engagement with poor and marginalized populations, participation in community, and the exploration of these experiences in light of faith.  

Each student enrolled in the LSI course spends the Jan Term engaged in service-learning with an organization that works with the underserved and marginalized groups. Students choose from a variety of local, domestic, and international service sites: preschools, elementary, middle and high schools, youth residential programs, orphanages, social service agencies, and community & senior centers.

Students at domestic and international sites live in a Lasallian community at or near the locations where they will be working.  A minimum of 30-40 hours per week of direct service is required, and students are supported through regular meetings with a supervisor. Students must attend the preparatory classes and one concluding class in February.

Year after year students have returned from their month of service-learning affirming that the experience has truly been transformative: transforming preconceptions about poverty and the poor; transforming their ideas about faith, service, and community; and transforming the purpose and direction of their own lives. It is for this reason that we say, “The course lasts a month… the experience lasts a lifetime.”

NOTE: There will be one LSI course offered for Jan Term 2021:

  • LSI I - Students who will serve at LOCAL locations during January will be enrolled in LSI I  (Instructor: Carrie Davis)

  • NOTE: LSI II (INTERNATIONAL locations will not be offered for Jan Term 2021) 

Lasallian Service Internship I & II INFORMATION SESSIONS: 

  • TBD

The link to the LSI APPLICATION for January 2021 will be accessible online on this webpage after the first Information Session.

Please plan to come to the Jan Term travel fair which will be held on one of the first Community Times of the Fall semester. 

 
For More Information

Please contact Carrie Davis in the Mission and Ministry Center for more information about the Lasallian Service Internship Jan Term Course.  She can be contacted by phone at 925-631-4982 or by email at cak6@stmarys-ca.edu.