ERIC Number: ED070374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Governor's Intern Program. Final Report.
Georgia Intern Program, Atlanta.
The 1971 Georgia Summer Governor's Intern Program was a pilot project to determine the validity of involving college students in a community-based service-learning internship context. Stated objectives of the program were: (1) to give immediate manpower assistance, through the work of students to agencies concerned with economic and social development; (2) to provide constructive service opportunities for students seeking to participate in the solution of social and economic problems; (3) to encourage young people to consider careers and citizen leadership in programs of development and to provide a pool of trained personnel for recruitment by sponsoring agencies; and (4) to provide additional avenues of communication between institutions of higher education and programs of social and economic development by making the resources of the universities and colleges more accessible to the community and by providing a means for keeping curriculum, teaching and research relevant to the needs of society. An evaluation of the pilot project reveals that the internship program is highly beneficial to the state as well as to student participants. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Intern Program, Atlanta.