ERIC Number: ED336803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Methods of Assessing Internship Performance.
Kamalipour, Yahya R.
This paper describes a student internship program available to students majoring in public relations, radio-television, or organizational communication at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, through which an average of 10 students per semester (since 1986) have interned at a variety of broadcast and business institutions. The paper outlines the internship program, discussing requirements, credits, work hours, procedures to obtain an internship, student and faculty obligations, performance assessment, and grading. The paper concludes that: (1) internships can be an invaluable learning tool allowing college students to apply theory and practice learned in the classroom to actual work situations; and (2) a successful internship program requires a strong commitment from everyone involved, and is based upon a well-organized, clearly defined, and carefully monitored procedure. Appendixes contain a list of internship requirements, an application, an internship agreement, and a final internship evaluation. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Purdue University Calumet IN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 1991).