The following list outlines the parameters of participation in an L.A. Term internship:
- There must be direct interaction with people. Sitting behind a desk processing paperwork most of the time is not an acceptable internship for this program.
- The internship must engage the student in a high level of interaction with diversity.
- The student must accomplish certain structured tasks that have been agreed upon by the student and organization to meet specific needs within the community.
- The internship must facilitate a mutually fulfilling relationship between the student and community members wherein both parties serve as beneficiary and contributor.