Goal of an internship: An academic internship is a pre-professional work experience, sufficiently rigorous so that students earn credit for participation. An internship is more formally defined as “any carefully monitored work or service experience in which an individual has intentional learning goals and reflects actively on what he or she is learning throughout the experience” (National Society for Experiential Education).
Requirements & Timetable-
Journal: Maintain a journal of observations and /or events that relate to course material (lectures, readings, research). Specifically, identify the course and source. (This is not the Journal you are keeping for the Internship Office). This is a SEPARATE notebook.
Mid-Semester Meeting: No later than the Thursday after mid-semester break to discuss Journal entries and the paper topic.
Paper Outline: Submit an outline of Final Paper (WITH a bibliography) NO later than the last Monday of March (for spring internship) or the 4th Monday of November (for a fall internship). The paper will be due by the last day of class.
The paper should relate your internship experience to one or more courses.
Paper should focus on one or more of the following:
1. Observations which support/illustrate class material (readings and /or lectures).
2. Observations contradictory to above.
3. What did you learn that should be included in course? Why?
Any paper submitted without an approved outline will not be accepted. An “N” grade will be awarded.