Successfully completing the Internship Course (INT299/499) requires more than simply going to your internship site for 180 hours and doing whatever work is assigned by your site supervisor. There are a number of documents which must be completed and uploaded to Blackboard at various times during your internship experience. Failure to complete and upload these documents could lead to failure of the internship course.
Some of the documents require signatures and/or are filled out by hand. One option for scanning those documents is a free version of the CamScanner app. Please see the CamScanner page of the guide for more information.
The purpose for most of the documents is to allow you to better evaluate, analyze, and understand your experience as well as assist the internship coordinator in evaluating the internship site itself and your performance at your internship. You do receive academic credit and therefore a grade for the internship experience, and well-prepared documentation will help ensure you receive the grade you deserve for your hard work.
Your internship site supervisor prepares evaluations of your performance after 90 and 180 hours. These evaluations, along with the final report you prepare based on your internship experience, are the most heavily weighted when determining your grade.
There are other sections of this guide (see tabs on the left) which include more detailed directions on which documents are required when and what those documents should contain, but please keep the list below as an easy reference to confirm you are keeping up with the requirements. Like any other course, making sure you are doing the required work on time will help you have a more satisfying experience (and a better grade).
For some of the documents, you will probably need the assistance of your site supervisor--or they are to be completed by your supervisor--so be sure to note which documents those are to allow yourself time to get that information (or documents) from him/her before the documents are due.
|Document||Due Date||Responsible Party|
|Initial Resume||Prior to start||Student|
|Cover letter||Prior to start||Student|
|Site contact information||Prior to start||Student|
|Student Internship Agreement||Prior to start||Student/Coordinator|
|Internship Site contract||Prior to start||Student/Site Supervisor|
|Mission and Goals of internship site||Prior to start||Student/Site Supervisor|
|Organization Structure (Org Chart)||Prior to start||Student/Site Supervisor|
|Job description with responsibilities||Prior to start||Student/Site Supervisor|
|Work logs/journals||During internship||Student|
|Professional readings||During internship||Student|
(after 90 and 180 hours, or after 90 and 270 hours for LGS programs)
|Internship Final Report||After internship||Student|
|Final Resume||After internship||Student|
|Thank You letter||After internship||Student|
|Letter of recommendation||After internship||Site Supervisor|
|Confidential evaluation of site||After internship||Student|
|Employer program evaluation||After internship||Site Supervisor|
|Community service logs||By the end of internship term||Student|