Meetings & Events

MAFEL meets on the second Tuesday of every other month for a total of five meetings a year plus a conference or event.

    These meetings allow for interactions with professionals experienced in education, social service, and corporate settings to assess, develop, and enhance internship and field experience programs.

2018 MAFEL Meeting Topics

Date / TimeDetailsLocation
February 13th, 2018
Building and Maintaining Relationships 
Between Sites and Schools
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

April 10th, 2018
Interns with Disabilities and Experiential Learning

Bethel University
June 12th, 2018
International Experiential LearningMinnesota Children's Museum 

Previous 2017  Meetings

Date / TimeDetailsLocation

April 10th, 2017  

Paid vs. unpaid Interns

Click HERE to listen to the podcast!

Metropolitan State University

February 14th, 2017  

The Intern Experience: Professional Development for your interns

Click HERE to listen to the podcast!

Carlson School of Managment

University of Minnesota

October 10th, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion

Click HERE to listen to the podcast!

The Guthrie


December 12th, 2017

Intern Recruitment

Click HERE to listen to the podcast!

Metro State University

2014 - 2015 Calendar

Date / Time Details Location

Aug.12, 2014

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Networking Meeting

Please join Minnesota Association For Experiential Learning (MAFEL) executive committee and members to exchange business cards, offer thinking and share ideas.

Sweeny's Saloon 96 N. Dale St.

 St. Paul, MN 

Oct. 14, 2014

8:30 - 10:30 am

Understanding the Assets of Your Internship Program

John Hamerlinck, Associate Director of Campus Compact, will be leading a conversation to help you under what your internship program has to offer. Realize your program strengths to help students take full advantage of your program resources

Mill City Museum (ADM Room)
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401
 Dec. 9, 2014 
8:30 - 10:30 am    
Kirsten Johnson, Community Initiatives Manager of the Wilder Foundation, facilitated a conversation between schools and sites to help us learn and leverage our strengths to best support students with their internship experience. Kirsten used the G.R.O.W model: Goal, Reality, Options, What’s Next to facilitate this conversation.

Hamline University Anderson Center Room 111

 Feb. 10, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 am    
 Increasing Access to Internships: Creative Funding Strategies
Panel discussion featuring Diane Steele (YWCA - Twin Cities), Victor B. Cole (Metropolitan State University), Michelle Theisen (The Arc Greater Twin Cities), Megan Rhein (Inver Hills Community College) Hosted by MCAD Director of Career Services, Meghana Shroff. 
Minneapolis College of Art & Design ( Main Building Room 201 Emeritus Conference Room)
 April 14, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 am    
 Site Supervisor Best Practices 

You talked, we listened. Join us for this special meeting where we invite you to bring along a program staff or faculty member as we share best practices in supervising interns. 

 MN Historical Society
June 9, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 am    
Reflection: The Intern Experience

A panel of current interns and interns who have been hired on will discuss their experience. What worked and what could be improved and what they would like to  share with those placing and supervising interns.

Additionally, we will be introducing and vote on the new executive board for MAFEL at this meeting. 

Augsburg College 
2211 Riverside Ave (Oren Gateway Room 100, First Floor)

Past discussion topics have included:

  • Models for Successful Intern Supervision
  • Legal Issues of Experiential Education
  • Community Service Learning and Internships
  • Marketing Internships and Experiential Education Programs
  • Attracting Students to Nonprofit Internships

 Mafel Meeting Schedules from Past Years