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This course involves scheduled work assignments, varying in length and content, under the supervision of selected professional sponsors.
The internship experience should reinforce and deepen your classroom preparation in:
An internship entails 70-100 hours per credit. Since a semester is normally 15 weeks and a full-time commitment is 40 hours, the maximum credit that can be earned is generally 6 credits.
The internship is supervised by both the department (usually the student’s advisor) and the employer. While the final grade will be given by the academic supervisor, it will be done in close consultation with the employment supervisor.
· The employment supervisor completes an internship agreement form, specifying the duties to be performed (including at least one project for which the intern will be responsible from initiation through completion), completes a mid-term assessment, and completes a final assessment. On-site, the employment supervisor provides orientation, training, supervision and guidance, and performance assessment.
· The academic supervisor confers with the intern and the employment supervisor in setting the performance expectations for the internship, monitors regular progress of the intern on learning objectives, and provides final assessment of the internship experience.
The weighting of elements in the grading system may be negotiated, but generally it will include:
(with assistance from Robin Popik. 2009. “Volunteer Internships Benefit Local Government and Students,” PM, 91(1), 24-26)