MAFEL Executive Committee:
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Minnesota Children’s Museum
10 West 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Community Engagement Coordinator: Internships & Study Abroad
Institute for Community Engagement &
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
Career & Internship Specialist
Strommen Center for Meaningful Work
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Volunteer Program Manager
PPL Service Center
1035 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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What is Experiential Learning?
Structured education activities that challenge participants
to reflect upon, think critically about, and learn from their experience.
What is the Minnesota Association For Experiential
MAFEL is a unique regional organization and professional
forum fostering the development, promotion, and supervision of internships,
community service learning, and field experience learning.
Why did MAFEL begin?
Founded in 1975, MAFEL organized to create vital links between
education, nonprofit, business, and government communities interested
in promoting and supporting experiential learning. In 1980, MAFEL received
nonprofit tax-exempt status.
Who participates in MAFEL?
Members may include internship coordinators, site supervisors,
career counselors, faculty at area colleges and universities, volunteer
coordinators, human resource professionals, and individuals interested
in experiential learning.
What are the goals of the organization?
To promote internships, service learning, and experiential
education as a means for students to enhance connections between academic
learning and the world of work and service.
To create and strengthen partnerships between
sites and education institutions.
To advance the practice of experiential
learning by addressing common problems, developing new learning models
and assessment tools, promoting principles of good practice, and asserting
influence as a network of education, public service, and corporate professionals.
To serve as a resource network for sharing
information and ideas, and serve as a forum for members' professional
growth and development.
Benefits of joining MAFEL
Current Member Organizations