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ERIC Number: ED327887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Internships as Experiential Learning: The Views of Interns, On-Site Supervisors, and Intern Coordinators.
Mason, Gail E.
A study examined interns, communications corporations, and sponsoring universities to see if there was a "win-win-win" relationship occurring among these three partners. The two-part investigation first involved interviewing 37 past interns, on-site supervisors, and campus coordinators, and second, involved sending out a nationwide questionnaire (developed as a result of these interviews) to another group of 110 past interns, 120 on-site supervisors, and 170 campus coordinators. Findings suggest that respondents disagreed on the intern experience as a whole; on-site supervisors and interns indicated both positive and negative experiences. Interns strongly disagreed with the statement suggesting that interns complete their tasks only in fulfillment of a requirement. In general, results indicated substantive agreement between statements made by the initial interviewees and questionnaire respondents. Issues which remained conflicting were pay, credit, and the nature of on-site supervision. (Two tables of data are included.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (76th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1990).