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Internship Guide

Information for all stages of the Internship process: before, during, and after

Blackboard Component of the Internship Course

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.

Internship Documentation Checklist

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
Work evaluations

During internship

(after 90 and 180 hours, or after 90 and 270 hours for LGS programs)

Site Supervisor
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