While ‘experiential learning’ has been an integral feature of the ethnographic disciplines since their inception (consider Malinowski, participant-observation, and his interest in the ‘inponderabilia (sic?) of actual life’), Puget Sound has recently established a program that seeks to enhance and support students’ opportunities to learn in situ. To that end, the fund established by the University for students’ summer internships supports experiential learning in a handful of institutions in the region.
If an internship at Alchemy Skateboarding, The Emergency Food Network, Goodwill, or the handful of other institutions listed here fits with your summer plans, you might consider applying to this new program. Successful applicants receive a $3000 stipend and reside on campus for the summer. More information is available here.