Learn Outside the Classroom

Gain real world experience that can be applied in the workforce while also earning college credit.

Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative (DISI)

DISI characterizes the Sanford School’s commitment to enhancing the well-being of all children, youth, and families in our diverse world. DISI promotes and supports disadvantaged and underrepresented students to ensure their access to higher education and involvement in social science research. For students who want to get involved in research through DISI, the Sanford School offers various funding opportunities.

ASU 340 Promoting Success for all Children

ASU 340 is an exciting and valuable new learning experience designed specifically for majors and minors in the Sanford School based on Solutions Based Learning – a method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working on projects of your own design. If you have a desire to really make a difference in the lives of children and families in need and an interest in developing real-world skills while earning credit, then this might be a great opportunity for you.

The Child Development Lab

The Child Development Lab (CDL) plays an integral role in the university's threefold mission of teaching, research, and service. The CDL provides carefully supervised training opportunities for child development students pursuing careers serving children and families.


Internships are a great way to earn college credit while developing skills for the global workforce. If you want to enhance your resume with on-the-job experience, apply for an internship in your field of study.