How is service-learning different from experiential education like fieldwork or a clinical internship?

Like service-learning, field work and internships are academically based, but usually require a much larger time commitment and are geared to the development of very specific skills such as teaching, social work or nursing. Service-learning, on the other hand, does not focus on the acquisition of particular career skills, but rather helps students deepen their understanding of course content through experiences in the community and reflection in the classroom.