ERIC Number: ED185791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Internships and Effective Career Development for Disabled Students.
Boyle, Virginia; McCoy, Deborah
The paper describes the Academic Internship Program for Handicapped Students at the University of California, Riverside. An introductory section provides an overview of internships in terms of function, purpose, supervision, grading systems, needs of interns, and conclusions from the literature. The project addresses student problems in the following areas: narrow range of experience, undeveloped communication skills, occupational illiteracy, lack of work experience, job stereotyping, and lack of interest by faculty members. Data is presented on evaluation of the internship program by students, faculty, and employers. Among conclusions are that all three populations involved with the academic internships were positive in their evaluations of the experience; students believed their internships related directly to their academic programs and career goals; and except for some specific physical handicaps, disabled interns performed just as well, and in some cases better, than nondisabled students. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Academic Internship Program CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the California Personnel and Guidance Association (San Francisco, CA, February 15-17, 1980). For related information, see EC 124 088.