ERIC Number: ED241937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Internship Program at Oklahoma State University.
Southard, Sherry G.
The internship program in technical communications at Oklahoma State University is a 3-credit-hour course that offers students an opportunity to apply the principles of technical communication learned in the classroom to an on-the-job situation. The prerequisites for the course are 9 hours of English and a course on intermediate technical/professional report writing. Students are also encouraged to complete an advanced technical/professional writing course and a course on scientific and technical editing. Once the student employers and projects are determined, students are assigned any academic work needed for them to be able to complete their internship successfully. In addition to the academic modules assigned, students are expected to keep a record of all application materials and to complete progress reports, a final report, and a log book for all academic and on-the-job work. Employers evaluate their interns twice. Most of the internships involve a specific project (e. g., revising a booklet, writing a brochure), although a few involve working a set number of hours per week rather than completing a project. Regardless, students put in a total of at least 120 hours for both academic and on-the-job work. The goal now is to expand the program so that students can complete full-time paid internships. (A list of internship forms and projects is appended.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Oklahoma State University; Technical Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (Lincoln, NE, April 7-8, 1983). Paper appears in "Proceedings 1983," a publication of the Council.