ERIC Number: ED071544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
College Students in Local Government: The Urban Corps Approach.
Gold, Lawrence N.
Public service internships not only provide a means for college students to help government get its job done, they also teach the student a good deal about the real world of urban affairs. This report covers the Urban Corps approach to providing a college student internship program in local government. Such a program is based on 3 principles: (1) it draws on college students at any level of their education and from any academic discipline to offer them a significant, career-oriented experience in public service; (2) it operates through an Urban Corps office, often staffed by students themselves, that administers the program; and (3) it is offered through the Federal College Word-Study Program, which is provided with funding to cover up to 80% of compensation for students who need money to remain in school. The report goes on to explain how Urban Corps are organized, how job assignments are developed, and how students are recruited and placed in an assignment. (Author)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, College Students, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Urban Education
Management Information Service, International City Management Association, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International City Management Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Management Information Service, Vol. 4, No. LS-3