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Work Experience

Moravian’s ELEVATE experience allows you to gain valuable real-world work experience long before you even graduate. And this experiential learning is just one of many advantages that will put you ahead of the pack when looking for jobs or applying to graduate schools. 

Your work experience will be customized to your career goals and needs. For instance, nursing students complete clinical hours at St. Luke’s University Health Network, biology students might participate in a summer Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) project, education students do hundreds of hours of fieldwork as well as student-teaching, and history majors can do their required internship at the Moravian Archives or the National Museum of Industrial History.

Whether it’s research, volunteering, an internship, or coursework, your advising team will help you identify which experiential learning opportunities are right for your career path. 

Connect With Us

To find out more about Moravian’s ELEVATE experience, contact your admission counselor at (610) 861-1320 or We can’t wait to hear from you!

Internships, Externships, and Co-Ops

The Center for Career and Civic Engagement at Moravian University is your resource for internship, externship, and co-op placements and advising. With more than 8,000 employers featuring full- and part-time opportunities on Handshake, you’ll be able to explore your interests and find an opportunity that suits you. Plus, many of these work experiences are paid and can count as college credit. 

Other opportunities to consider include job shadowing, freelance projects, and micro-internships!

Research Opportunities 

As an undergraduate student at Moravian, you’ll have unrivaled access to research opportunities and direct work with faculty, beginning as soon as your first year! 

As a qualified senior, you can participate in Moravian’s Honors Program, which includes the year-long study of special interest under the personal guidance of a faculty member who serves as your Honors Project Advisor. Or, you could enroll in an independent study course, which allows you to spend a semester delving into an area of interest that may not be covered in Moravian’s curriculum. 

Many courses also have research opportunities tied into the curriculum, offering hands-on learning experiences directly related to the course material. For example, students in our Experimental Archaeology course explore natural fabric dyeing methods and test out food recipes from the past.


Civic engagement has deep roots in our history and the ELEVATE experience brings them to light. Each year, our campus community spends a fall day celebrating Moravian’s history and giving back to our home, Bethlehem, PA. Heritage Day will introduce you to many service opportunities in the Lehigh Valley and give you a chance to connect with new people on campus.

With more than 400 non-profit organizations just in the Lehigh Valley, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities available on GivePulse! The Center for Career and Civic Engagement staff can help connect you to projects that explore your interests and passions. They offer many opportunities such as The 1742 Experience, Alternative Break, and Civic Engagement Fellowships.